Leigh on Sea News - coronavirus

Thank you for protecting our NHS

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is thanking those who have acted responsibly to help protect our local NHS and urged residents to continue.

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Increased testing capacity in Southend coming in 2021

More Coronavirus testing centres are being rolled out across the Borough in January.

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New COVID-19 testing ‘collect and drop-off’ point to open in Leigh

A new COVID-19 testing ‘collect and drop off’ point is opening in Leigh-on-Sea tomorrow (Friday 18 December), for people without symptoms.

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Government announces that Southend-on-Sea will move into Tier 3 on Wednesday

The Government has announced that Southend-on-Sea will be entering tier 3 restrictions at 00:01 on Wednesday 16 December.

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Extra financial help for winter

A scheme to give vulnerable households financial peace of mind over the winter months has launched thanks to additional Government funding.

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Covid testing increased to 7 days a week at London Southend Airport

London Southend Airport, 11 December 2020: Rising covid cases in the county has resulted in increased demand for testing.

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Increase in community Covid-19 testing to focus on secondary school age children

COVID-19 testing for the community, with a particular focus on secondary school age children, is being increased as cases continue to rise in parts of Essex, Southend-on-Sea and Thurrock.

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Further plea as COVID-19 positive cases rise in Southend-on-Sea

Positive COVID-19 cases and related hospital admissions are rising locally.

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Number of Southend on Sea venues to re-open this week

Leisure and cultural venues will reopen this week following the Government’s announcement of the national tier system.

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Southend-on-Sea to go into Tier 2 restrictions next week

The Government has today announced that Southend-on-Sea will be under new Tier 2 restrictions when the current national restrictions end on Wednesday December 2.

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Southend in Sight celebrates member’s 100th birthday

During lockdown, volunteers from Southend in Sight began offering a Talk and Support service helping the charity’s visually impaired members...

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Local Businesses Open During Lockdown

Leigh-on-Sea.com have put together a list of businesses still open during lockdown

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Southend reminded to please “Honour the fallen whilst protecting the living”

Residents are being reminded to ‘honour the fallen whilst protecting the living’ as remembrance services across the country are altered following national restrictions, to ensure the safety of local communities.

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Southend leisure centres and tourism venues to close following national restrictions

Leisure centres in Southend-on-Sea will be temporarily closed to the public from Thursday 5 November, for the duration of the Government’s planned four-week national lockdown.

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Further public health plea as coronavirus cases continue to rise

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council’s Director of Public Health has issued a further plea to the local community as local positive COVID-19 cases continue to rise.

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Partnership awareness day for face covering rules

Southend Business Improvement District (BID) teamed up with partners for a targeted face covering awareness day on Friday 23rd October.

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Information on travelling and mixing households between COVID medium and high alert level areas

Southend Council has released information on COVID-alert levels and how it affects travel and household mixing across those areas:

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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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