Coronavirus (COVID-19) Latest Updates

This page has been designed to provide up-to-date information, guidance and advice with regards to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Stay alert

We can all help control the virus if we all stay alert. This means you must:

  • Stay at home as much as possible
  • Work from home if you can
  • Limit contact with other people
  • Keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart where possible)
  • Wash your hands regularly
  • Self-isolate if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.

If you need medical help, please use the 111 online coronavirus service.

You can find the answers to frequently asked questions about what you can do and can’t do during this pandemic here.

Keep up-to-date with government information about coronavirus (COVID-19) here




COVID-19 Update

As the coronavirus situation continues to develop, I would strongly urge all constituents to follow Government guidance and pay attention to the Prime Minister’s daily press conferences.

Prepare for Our High Streets' Independence Day this 4th July

I have no doubt the High Streets and town centres of Brentwood, Ongar, Shenfield, North Weald, Ingatestone, West Horndon and Abridge will be busier this weekend as the latest lifting of lockdown restrictions allows restaurants, pubs, libraries and churches to reopen – albeit under strict COVID se

Bubbles and Shopping

The guidance on keeping safe and alert against the deadly virus, COVID-19, has been cautiously relaxed this week with non-essential retail shops allowed to open, and single person households allowed to form a “bubble” with another household.

Brentwood Council's Can In A Van is back

Brentwood Borough Council's Can in a Van is back for more donations today (Friday June 12) at Sainsbury’s and the Chapel Ruins.

Community groups are appealing for donations to the Community Hub with Food Bank creating a list of specific items that it needs to help vulnerable people.

Testing Times

It’s now just over three months since the UK coronavirus pandemic lockdown restrictions began, and six months since it began to become clear a new and dangerous strain of the coronavirus was causing severe respiratory illnesses and deaths in China.

Cautious and Gradual Easing of Lockdown

For the second time since our daily lives were changed so much by lockdown on 23rd March, the Prime Minister has released details of a further gradual and cautious easing of restrictions.