Leigh on Sea News - coronavirus

No request to move COVID alert tiers yet as local community urged to intensify efforts

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council will not yet request to be moved into the second tier of the Government’s new national COVID-alert system.

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Mobile COVID-19 testing site due to open at Shoebury Park

A mobile testing unit for COVID-19 has been set up for appointments at Shoebury Park and will be open two days of the week from Tuesday 29 September.

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Helpline launched for parents concerned about school during COVID-19

A support helpline has being set up for parents who have concerns about sending their children to school due to COVID-19.

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Local team being trained to aid test and trace effort

Council staff are being trained to help the test and trace effort and attempt to make contact with those not reached by the national system.

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Government Updates Coronavirus Regulations

The government’s approach to tackling coronavirus has changed over the past few days which means new and altered regulations for people to follow.

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Short Street Coronavirus testing site

The leader of the council has issued the following statement in relation to the Coronavirus walk-through testing site at Short Street, Southend-on-Sea.

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Covid could halt Forum II plans

Plans to build the second phase of a combined academic and cultural facility in the heart of Southend could be wound down as a result of the Covid19 Pandemic.

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Get COVID tested at London Southend Airport

London Southend Airport is working with Southend Borough Council to support ongoing COVID-19 testing which has been extended to anyone experiencing symptoms.

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Get tested at new Coronavirus testing site in Southend-on-Sea

A walk-through coronavirus testing facility has been opened by the Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) at Short Street Car Park in Southend-on-Sea.

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Face coverings should be worn in shops and supermarkets from this Friday

An update from Southend Council concerning face coverings and where to wear them.

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Those shielding advised to register for priority delivery slots before 17 July

People who have been shielding are being advised to register for priority delivery slots with major supermarkets before 17 July.

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Southend Safe scheme launched ahead of hospitality sector opening

Southend Safe - a scheme designed to help the hospitality and leisure sector operate safely as they begin to reopen - has been launched.

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Pubs reopen in Leigh as Government updates social distancing laws

Leighonsea.com brings you a list of the pubs and bars opening on July 4th.

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Shop local, shop safe as retail returns

A shop local, shop safe campaign has been launched ahead of the wider reopening of shops on Monday 15 June.

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Southend BID Thanks Key Workers

An eye catching mural has been painted in Southend high street to send a message of gratitude to all key workers who have been putting themselves at risk to help us throughout this global pandemic.

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Leigh Street Marathon raises over £1000 for local hospice charity

A man from Leigh has brought his neighbours together to participate in a socially distanced ‘Street Marathon’ to support local hospice care, after a race he was meant to be taking part in was cancelled due to Coronavirus.

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Seafront plans will continue to be reviewed as weather set fair

After a busy and hot Bank Holiday Monday in Southend-on-Sea, the council’s cabinet member for community safety has said that plans and measures put in place locally since lockdown was relaxed earlier this month will continue to be reviewed and improved as necessary.

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Southend Choir Create Virtual Recording for the NHS

Unable to meet in their usual weekly rehearsals, the Southend Boys’ and Girls’ Choirs have spent the last few weeks creating a virtual choir recording.

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Southend Council: Our Letter to Support Schools

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council has expressed its full support to all state funded schools in the borough confirming trust in their professional judgement as they are due to reopen.

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Residents urged to use judgement before visiting recycling centres

With the Borough’s two household waste recycling centres (HWRCs) reopening to the public next week (Monday 18 May), the council is urging residents to think carefully and consider whether they need to visit or not.

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