Yesterday the Prime Minister confirmed a move to Plan B in England as Omicron spreads across the UK. Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is urging residents to follow the measures to help reduce transmission and slow the spread of the Omicron variant.
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Leigh on Sea News - coronavirus
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is aware of one highly probable and one probable case of COVID-19 with mutations consistent with B.1.1.529 (variant – omicron) that have been identified in Shoeburyness, Southend-on-Sea.
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council’s director of public health, Krishna Ramkhelawon, has welcomed the government’s temporary strengthening of Covid-19 measures in response to concerns over the newly identified Covid-19 Omicron variant.
Young people aged 16 to 17 years old are invited by Southend-on-Sea Borough Council to get their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine in a further effort to boost take-up in this age group ahead of their return to education or training.
The Test and Trace Support Payments (TTSP) scheme has now been extended until 30 September 2021.
Grab the jab – get back to the things you love safely, is a new local campaign created to encourage young people to get their Covid-19 vaccinations.
A brief notice from the airport regarding the lifting of Covid restrictions on July 19.
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council will be working with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to contact and visit businesses across the Borough to ensure they are Covid-secure.
Southend’s Director of Public Health is requesting parents and carers continue to encourage the young people in their household to test regularly following a recent slight rise in infection rates within schools.
Taxi drivers across Southend-on-Sea have been given free face coverings to hand out to their passengers free-of-charge.
London Southend Airport has collaborated with Prenetics to offer onsite private COVID-19 tests.
The Council’s community testing programme is to close its two remaining rapid lateral flow device (LFD) assisted swabbing sites as it moves towards encouraging testing at home for everyone.
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council welcomes further easing of lockdown measures from 17 May but urges residents and visitors to remain cautious.
Cultural venues in Southend are set to start reopening their doors to the public following confirmation by the Government that the country will enter step three of the roadmap to recovery.
Voters will see additional safety measures in place at polling stations tomorrow (Thursday 6 May).
Rapid Covid-19 self-test kits are being offered to everyone living and working in Southend-on-Sea.
Southend Youth Council has set up a key worker project, on behalf of the young people in the Borough, recognising the efforts and hard work of our keyworkers over the past year.
A new walk-in COVID-19 rapid flow test site has opened ahead of the Easter Weekend.
A multi-faceted plan has been put in place to ensure the Borough is fully prepared and ready to welcome back visitors and keep residents safe.
On Monday, the government announced its four-part plan to lift the COVID-19 lockdown in England.