In a move to slow the current rates of infection across our county, from Saturday, Essex will be placed into the high level of restrictions (tier 2 on the new COVID system).

What does this mean?

  • No household mixing indoors – this includes at home or in hospitality venues
  • Different households can meet outdoors in public spaces but must stick to the ‘Rule of six’
  • 10pm curfews will remain in place for all pubs and restaurants
  • Remember hands, face and space
  • Reduce travel where you can

If we act now, we can stop the spread and protect our loved ones as we head into the winter months.

Get detailed information on the new guidelines

► Read about the request to move to the high COVID alert level and the data that informed the decision

► You can also read 20 questions about moving to the high COVID alert level

Uttlesford Community Response Hub

The Uttlesford Community Response Hub continues to help people in the community who need it, particularly those who are finding themselves having to return to self-isolation.

The number 03333 408 218 is available Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm.

Alternatively, email:  communityresponse@uttlesford.gov.uk.

NHS COVID-19 App

Downloading the NHS COVID-19 App is the fastest way to see if you’re at risk from the virus. 

Based on an Apple/Google privacy framework, the app has a number of tools designed to help protect those we love, like contact tracing, checking into venues through an in-built QR code scanner, risk alerts by postcode, a symptom checker and test booking.

The more people use the app, the more we can keep each other safe and stop infection rates rising. 

Find out more

There are three simple actions we must all do to keep on protecting each other:

  • HANDS – keep washing your hands regularly
  • FACE – wear a face covering over your nose and mouth in enclosed spaces
  • SPACE – stay at least 2 metres apart, or 1 metre with a face covering or other precautions

If you are feeling unwell, get a test and do not leave home for at least 10 days.

Get latest NHS advice

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