Leigh on Sea News - coronavirus

Community Collect: Home Covid-19 testing programme launches in Southend

Rapid Covid-19 self-test kits are being offered to everyone living and working in Southend-on-Sea.

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Thank you to our Keyworkers!

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.

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New walk-in COVID-19 rapid flow test site opens on seafront

A new walk-in COVID-19 rapid flow test site has opened ahead of the Easter Weekend.

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Southend getting ready to reopen and welcome back visitors safely

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.

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Council responds to Government’s four-part plan to lift coronavirus lockdown

On Monday, the government announced its four-part plan to lift the COVID-19 lockdown in England.

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‘Don’t drop your guard’ as rapid test sites now available without an appointment

The Borough’s three rapid testing sites, available for people without Coronavirus symptoms, are now available without an appointment.

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Free parking for vaccination centre visitors

Two hours free parking will be in place for people attending the NHS vaccination centre at the Cliffs Pavilion.

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Southend Pier still a major attraction despite 2020 closures

Visitor numbers to the world’s longest pleasure pier in 2020 topped some of 2019’s figures, despite various restrictions in place due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

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Got symptoms? Get tested at new Coronavirus testing site in Leigh-on-Sea

A new walk-through coronavirus testing facility has been opened at Elm Road car park in Leigh-on-Sea.

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Out for exercise? Please stay safe and stay local

The council and (Don’t) Visit Southend are reminding visitors that all seafront parking (car parks and bays) remains closed and have urged them to stay away at this time, and to stay home, protect the NHS and save lives.

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Eligible Southend businesses advised to apply for grants through new single form

Southend-based businesses which have been significantly affected as a result of coronavirus restrictions may be eligible for further government grant funding.

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No symptoms? Why it is important you get tested

Following the Government’s announcement of another lockdown it might seem strange that we are still being encouraged to get tested, especially when we don’t have symptoms.

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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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