If You're Vulnerable and are Shielding
The Essex Resilience Forum (ERF) is made up of all the county public sector organisations, and is ensuring that people with the most serious health conditions across Essex, Southend and Thurrock, are shielded from social contact for 12 weeks during the peak of the epidemic. These people have been written to directly by the Government and told to expect food packages to be delivered to them.
A distribution hub has been set up by Essex County Council in Witham in central Essex, with two other hubs set up by Southend and Thurrock Councils. From the end of March, food packages will begin to be dispatched to vulnerable residents.