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 - Face coverings must be worn in shops, indoor shopping centres and supermarkets - Be sure to Shop Local, Shop Safe
We want shoppers to have a safe shopping experience. Our 'Shop Local Shop Safe' campaign supports local retailers working hard to reopen their premises safely.
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
Face coverings must now be worn in shops, supermarkets, banks, indoor shopping centres and bus and train stations and public transport.
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 - 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 - 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.
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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.
Despite the government easing of COVID-19 lockdown conditions the majority of us are still spending most of our days at home, so it is still it's important to look after both our mental and physical 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.