Basildon Council is making decisions day by day in order to balance the need to maintain essential services and the need to support those who need our help the most, while at the same time following public health guidance for the protection of the public and staff against infection from coronavirus (COVID-19).

The welfare and safety of our staff, residents and people visiting the borough remain our priority.

See further advice and guidance under the following headings:

COVID-19 - Coronavirus testing and test sites
Everyone, including children under 5, who is showing symptoms of COVID-19 can book a test. Care home staff and residents with or without symptoms can book a test.
COVID-19 - Government and NHS advice for the general public
The government and the NHS both provide public information on the outbreak of coronavirus along with advice and guidance for the general public.
COVID-19 - Guidance, support and FAQs for businesses
Guidance, support and the answers to the questions businesses are asking us most frequently since the CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) outbreak.
COVID-19 - Guidance, support and FAQs for residents
Guidance, support and the answers to the questions residents are asking us most frequently since the CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) outbreak.
COVID-19 - Council Services affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
Advice and guidance on council services currently affected, suspended or closed by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
COVID-19 - Keeping in touch - latest news
Sign-up for email updates from Basildon Council and government updates from Whatsapp
In response to the on-going situation with Coronavirus and in line with Government guidance, we are changing our homelessness processes until further notice.
Don't suffer domestic abuse in silence - even during the stay at home COVID-19 outbreak help and support is still available.
Whether you are business owner/operator or a member of the public, we want you to tell us about any business you feel is acting unfairly during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
We are looking for willing volunteers to help others during the during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
The government are currently advising the public to stay at home and only go out when it's essential but still it's important to look after both your physical and mental health.
There are steps you should take to protect your home, your family and your personal details from bogus callers and online and telephone scammers.