Business, utility companies, housing associations and transport providers are providing fact sheets and advice on what they can do to help you during this difficult time.
Please see below for the information I have received so far - I will update it as more comes in.
Chelmer Housing Partnership (CHP)
CHP is a local housing association with a number of homes in the Brentwood and Ongar constituency. Enhanced health and hygiene measures have been put in place in its housing schemes and all community meetings and any external use of its facilities have been cancelled, including stopping the booking of guest suites in sheltered schemes. CHP is asking any customers who feel unwell and are self-isolating, to let them know as soon as possible. This is so they know how best to deliver any essential services to them. You can find out more here.
Essex County Council
For updates on school closures, SEND, adult social care support, libraries and country parks please visit Essex Council Council's Coronavirus website
"During this unprecedented time of disruption, the safety of our customers, our employees, and the people they may meet as part of their work activities, is our top priority. In particular, we are focusing our efforts on ensuring we take care of our more vulnerable customers and those with prepayment meters.
We are working closely with government, health organisations, the energy regulator Ofgem and consumer advice organisations to ensure we follow the best advice and we are as prepared as we can be. Please rest assured our priority remains keeping our customers on supply and helping people to stay safe and healthy."
- advice for customers here
Mid and South Essex Clinical Commissioning Groups
Patients/public - Please visit www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19 for the latest advice
UK Power Networks (UKPN)
"We want to reassure you that, as the company responsible for distributing power to over 8.3 million properties across London, the South East and East of England, we know how important it is to keep electricity flowing to your home or business, especially during these uncertain times. Our engineers are out as normal continuing their core role in maintaining your electricity network, and fixing any electrical faults that occur. We have put into place a number of well-rehearsed contingency plans and precautions to ensure we maintain a good level of service, with high numbers of engineers and call centre staff available to support the ongoing situation.
"We continue to offer free additional tailored support and guidance to customers on our Priority Services Register if they experience a power cut, reliant on electronic medical equipment or with young children. For more information on our Priority Services Register, please visit www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk/priority to register, or call us on 0800 169 9970."
UKPN's latest advice can be found here