Government and health information
COVID-19 is an illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It's caused by a type of virus called coronavirus. You should follow government coronavirus (COVID-19) information on the situation in the UK, how to stay safe, and how to help prevent its spread.
Vaccines and tests
Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines are safe, effective and give the best protection against COVID-19. Vaccinations are managed by the NHS, not by Thurrock Council. Read about vaccination safety.
Check how to get a 1st, 2nd or booster vaccination.
Go to NHS: testing for coronavirus (COVID-19) for advice on getting a test.
Latest government information and advice
The government provides public information and guidance on the coronavirus pandemic. Go to:
- GOV.UK: coronavirus (COVID-19) – full information
- GOV.UK: coronavirus (COVID-19) – living safely with respiratory infections, including COVID-19
- GOV.UK: coronavirus (COVID-19) – protecting extremely vulnerable people
- GOV.UK: coronavirus (COVID-19) – travel to England from another country
- GOV.UK: coronavirus (COVID-19) – how to protect yourself from fraud and cyber crime
- GOV.UK: coronavirus (COVID-19) – what to do when someone dies during the pandemic
For advice to employees, businesses and services, go to:
- GOV.UK: coronavirus (COVID-19) – financial support for businesses
- GOV.UK: coronavirus (COVID-19) – working safely
- GOV.UK: coronavirus (COVID-19) – guidance on working in or from vehicles
Latest NHS health information
The NHS provides information on how coronavirus is spread and how to avoid catching or spreading germs. Go to NHS: coronavirus (COVID-19) information.
If you're worried your child might have the virus, go to NHS: coronavirus symptoms in children.
To stay safe:
- get vaccinated
- wash your hands regularly
- wear a face covering in crowded indoor places
- open windows if you're meeting indoors
- stay at home if you're unwell
- get tested and self-isolate if you need to
- download the NHS COVID-19 app
Go to NHS 111 online: coronavirus (COVID-19) advice to find out what to do if you think you have symptoms or have been exposed to the virus.
To find local support, go to Stronger Together Thurrock: support for residents.
Numbers of cases and vaccinations
For information on numbers of cases and vaccinations in Thurrock, go to: