New restrictions from Thursday 5 November
- Stay at home unless you need to travel for work, education and childcare, or for exercise or to visit an outdoor place.
- Shop only for essentials.
- Non-essential retailers, leisure and hospitality businesses and personal care services must all stop.
- Do not meet with other households, except for support and childcare bubbles, though you can meet with one other person outside in a public space.
Almost all TDC services continue, with many staff working from home. A big focus is to support local businesses by administering national and local grants.
The Tendring Community Hub is still running to support those struggling to get food or medicines, and can be called weekdays from 10am-3pm on 01255 686700.
Leisure Centres are closed and members will receive a month's free membership when the centres re-open.
Pier Avenue reception office will remain closed. The Princes Theatre skating rink will not be able to open as planned.
For the latest government advice about the new national restrictions visit - https://www.gov.uk/guidance/new-national-restrictions-from-5-november
The NHS COVID-19 app, available to download for free in England and Wales, is the fastest way to see if you're at risk from coronavirus. The faster you know, the quicker you can alert and protect your loved ones and community. The app has a number of tools to protect you, including contact tracing, local area alerts and venue check-in. It uses proven technology from Apple and Google, designed to protect every user’s privacy.
Local Restrictions Support Grant Application
With increased restrictions being applied on businesses in the way in which they operate or have been required to close, the Government has provided additional grant schemes to support businesses who have been adversely impacted.
The ‘Local Restrictions Support (Open) Grant’ provides funding for businesses that remained open but have been impacted by Essex moving into Tier 2 (LCAL2) if they meet the eligibility criteria based on Government guidance. The policy, which can be found by following the link below, is based on national / generic guidance and therefore includes reference to Tier 3 (LCAL 3) – however this does not apply to the Tendring area. This scheme covers the period from 17 October until 4 November when the national restrictions were implemented.
In addition to this scheme, the ‘Local Restrictions Support (Closed) Grant’ is to provide funding for those businesses that have been legally required to close due to the period of national restrictions from 5 November – this scheme covers the period from 5 November until the 2 December.
Full guidance on these schemes which we recommend you read can be found on the Gov.uk website at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/local-restrictions-support-grants-lrsg-and-additional-restrictions-grant-arg-guidance-for-local-authorities .
How to apply
The single application for both schemes mentioned above is now available. Should you operate from a hereditament in the rating list you may be eligible for both schemes, so we will assess your eligibility for both based on this single application.
Please make an application using our Local Restrictions Support Grant Application form.
The Government has also provided an ‘Additional Restrictions Grant’ scheme for Local Authorities to administer which is to assist those businesses which have not been required to close but have been severely impacted by national restrictions. Local Authorities can use the funding to provide direct support to business via grants or for wider business support initiatives. We are currently finalising this scheme based on Government guidance that is still emerging, but an application form and policy will be available as early as possible next week. Guidance that has been published to date can be found at the Gov.uk website.
Test and Trace Support Payment
What support is available?
From 28 September, if you lose income after being asked to self-isolate by the NHS Test and Trace scheme, you may be eligible for a lump sum payment of £500.
Am I eligible?
You are eligible if:
- you are self-isolating after testing positive or you have been identified as a positive contact for COVID-19 and have been asked to self-isolate by the NHS
- you are employed or self-employed
- you are unable to work from home and will lose income as a result
- you are currently receiving Universal Credit, Working Tax Credit, Income-based Employment and Support Allowance, Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance, Income Support, Housing Benefit and/or Pension Credit.
How do I apply?
You can apply using the link below. Please make sure you read the "Before you start" section on the first page which explains the information you will need, to be able to complete the form.
Stay in control of your money - the first right of appropriation
Some people have had problems with their bank when they have been overdrawn; the bank has taken their benefit or support payment to reduce their overdraft. You can find out more on our first right of appropriation information page.
Test and Trace Payments Schemes
Full details of the standard and discretionary payment schemes can be downloaded via the links below.
Testing is a key part of the national COVID-19 response, with our nearest testing facility at Copdock, Ipswich, being well-used.
Where can you get tested?
Depending on availability, you may be offered a test at:
- a local mobile testing site. Locations vary each week. Check current locations.
- or one of the national testing centres, in Stansted or Ipswich
Who is eligible to be tested for COVID-19?
Anyone who lives in Essex who has symptoms of coronavirus can now get tested.
You can book a test on the NHS website or call 119.
What are mobile testing units?
Mobile testing units mobilised by the Ministry of Defence are now enabling more people to be tested. These are particularly useful for those who cannot easily access the testing facility at Copdock.
Care home test kits
Visit GOV.UK to find out who can apply and how to apply for care home test kits.
Additional NHS testing in North East Essex and Suffolk
Who is eligible?
NHS workers and their households who are showing symptoms:
West Suffolk Hospital: Request a test online
Colchester and Ipswich Hospitals: Request a test online
Additional testing in Mid and South Essex
Who is eligible?
Essential clinical and non-clinical staff, including those working in primary care, community and mental health services, hospices, local authorities, care homes, domiciliary care and volunteers with symptoms:
Basildon, Southend or Chelmsford venues: Speak to your line manager who can provide access to an appointment or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, visit the Southend Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) website.
If you’re unable to visit a test centre
You may be able to book a home test on GOV.UK if you meet the eligibility criteria.
Concerned about possible testing scams?
We have put together some information to help you avoid being caught out by testing scams: Assist with Track and Trace Information
Apply for Community Support
The Essex Welfare Service
This service is a single, convenient point of contact for anyone in the Essex area who is in urgent need of help during the coronavirus outbreak. It is also the place to report anyone who you are concerned about.
A wider group of people in Essex are vulnerable to coronavirus. This is because they are over the age of 70, are pregnant, or have underlying health conditions. These are people who may not have the support of friends or family or neighbours.
The NHS or GP surgeries will be contacting these residents. If your GP surgery has not contacted you and you need help with medicine or food supplies, you can contact the Essex Welfare Service.
Monday to Friday, 8am to 7pm
Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 2pm
You can also stay in touch with all the latest updates from the Essex Coronavirus Action Facebook page.
Support from Tendring District Council
Tendring District Council is supporting the community effort, and has its own helpline for people with concerns, or who do not qualify for the Essex Welfare Service.
Call: 01255 686700.
Government Support and Advice
NHS Volunteer Responders
Support will continue to be available through the NHS Volunteer Responder Scheme beyond the end of July.
NHS Volunteer Responders can support you with:
- Collecting shopping, medication (if your friends and family cannot collect them for you) or other essential supplies;
- A regular, friendly phone call which can be provided by different volunteers each time or by someone who is also shielding and will stay in contact for several weeks; and
- Transport to medical appointment.
Please call 0808 196 3646 between 8am and 8pm to arrange support or speak to your health case professional for transport support. A carer or family member can also do this on their behalf. More information is available at www.nhsvolunteerresponders.org.uk
Guidance on shielding and protecting clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV)
- Stay at home as much as possible, except to go outdoors for exercise or to attend essential health appointments.
- Try to keep all contact with others to a minimum and avoid busy areas. Whenever you go out, continue to maintain strict social distancing, wash your hands regularly and avoid touching your face.
- Try to stay 2 metres away from other people within your household, especially if they display symptoms of the virus or have been advised to self-isolate.
- You are strongly advised to work from home. If you cannot work from home, you should not attend work for this period of restrictions. People who cannot work as a result may be eligible for the furlough scheme, statutory sick pay, Employment Support Allowance (ESA) or Universal Credit
- Avoid all non-essential travel by private or public transport
- Do not to go to the shops or pharmacy. Shop online if you can, or ask others to collect and deliver shopping and medication for you.
Household members can continue to attend work or school, in line with the national restrictions.
Mental health support
It is normal during these uncertain and unusual times to feel anxious or feel low.
Follow the advice that works for you in the guidance on how to look after your mental health and wellbeing during coronavirus (COVID-19).
If you feel you need to talk to someone about your mental health or you are looking for more support for someone else, we would urge you to speak to a GP and seek out mental health support delivered by charities or the NHS.
Find out what support you can get if you're affected by coronavirus: https://www.gov.uk/find-coronavirus-support
Stay At Home, Grow Your Own
Tendring District Council, Colchester Borough Council and Abberton Rural training are encouraging residents to garden and grow their own fruit and vegetables.
Everyone can take part and there are online tutorials to show you how you can grow for free!
Tendring residents can sign up at: http://abbertonruraltraining.org/tendringgyo.html
Support for Businesses
The Council is using the Tendring4Growth ebulletins to keep local businesses up to date with the latest information regarding COVID-19. You can register here to receive these e-bulletins.
Advice on Operating your Business
- New National Restrictions
- Local Restrictions from 2 December: What you need to know
- NHS Track and Trace
- Safely Opening your Business
Financial and General Support
- Local Restrictions Support Grants
- Employers, Employees and Self-Employed
- Charities, Creative & Cultural, and Heritage
- Information for Rural Businesses, Farmers and Landowners
- Other Financial Support
- General Support
- Webinars and Courses
Advice on Operating your Business
Read about the new restrictions in force from 5 November. This page will be updated as more information is released from Central Government.
Summary of the latest business support schemes. This page will be updated as more information on these schemes is released.
- Venues required by law to record contact details
- Contact Tracing – Protecting Customer and Visitor Details
- Create a QR Code for easy check in at your business/venue
- Working Safely During COVID-19
- Keeping workers and customers safe in shops and branches
- Safer public places – urban centres and green spaces
- Checklist for business owners
- Poster to display in window for customers
You can also search for Government guidance and regulations specific to your business on the GOV.UK Guidance Page
Financial and General Support
For a full list of financial support, please check the Government’s financial support for businesses page. You can also use the Government’s business support finder to see what support is available for you and your business.
Click to visit our dedicated webpage for information and how to apply for the Local Restrictions Support Grant. Deadline to apply is 29 November.
- COVID-19 Winter Plan
- Summary of the latest business support schemes. This page will be updated as more information on these schemes is released.
- Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (Extended to March 2021)
- Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme
- Coronavirus Bounce Back Loan (Extended to 31 January 2021)
- Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (Extended to 31 January 2021)
- Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme (Extended to 31 January 2021)
- Business Rate Relief
- Universal Credit for Self-employed
- Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (Extended from November 2020)
- VAT reduction for hospitality, holiday accommodation and attractions
- Kickstart Scheme
- Local Restrictions Support Grant
Charities, Creative & Cultural, and Heritage
- COVID-19 guidance for the charity sector, including financial support.
- Resources and Opportunities for artists, provided by Space Studios.
- Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme (GBVS) - a grant contribution to pay towards upgrading business broadband to a high-speed capable connection.
- Government announces £10 million for small businesses to kickstart tourism. Register your interest by contacting your local growth hub.
- Government extends support to stop business evictions this year
In line with the deadlines set by Central Government, we can no longer accept applications for the £10,000 and £25,000 grant funds. If you have already applied and have any queries about your application, please contact email@example.com.
You can contact the Government’s Business Support Helpline (England) for free advice. Telephone: 0300 456 3565, Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm.
- A list of support for businesses from outside the government
- Receive direct support from the BEST Growth Hub Team.
- Support for SMEs from Back to Business Essex
- Support for employers from Jobcentre Plus
- Recovery advice for businesses from Enterprise Nation
- KEEP+ partnered with Anglia Ruskin University, KEEP+ will provide your SME with a flexible programme that will help you innovate.
- High quality digital and numeracy courses from the DfE Skills Toolkit.
- HMRC are providing an informative webinar on Extension to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and flexible furloughing.
- Business Recovery Webinars, by VisitEngland
- New Businesses and Entrepreneurs are invited to join a free course – Essex Business Accelerator, funded by Essex County Council and delivered by Colbea.
- Business Transformation Workshop, delivered by Back to Business Essex.
Safe town centres and open spaces
During lockdown this November all businesses are working extremely hard to still provide shoppers with Christmas gifts and other items. Please join our Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/ShopSafeTendringChristmas/ to help support local shops.
Local businesses are posting information about what they are doing to keep trading, including collections, delivery and buying online.Two virtual shopping events have been organised for Wednesday 18 November 5pm-8pm and Saturday 21 November 10am-4pm. Please Shop Safe, Shop Local.
Shoppers and visitors to our town centres and seafronts are being reminded to follow Government guidance and measures to help keep themselves and others as safe as possible from Covid-19.
While some of these measures are compulsory in certain places, they are good practice all of the time. They include:
- Frequently washing your hands, or using sanitiser
- Wearing a face mask or covering (compulsory on public transport, in shops and most venues)
- Maintaining social distancing; two metres, or one metre plus other measures (such as masks) where two metres is not possible
- Check before you travel; is the shop or outlet you want to visit open, does it have restricted opening times, or do you need to book in advance?
- Take part in 'Track and Trace' systems when asked to
- Allow more time for your visit; be prepared to queue and wait for entry to businesses
- Be kind - everyone is adapting to new ways of doing things, so please be patient and respect staff
- Use contactless payment where possible
Our 'Shop Local, Shop Safe' campaign is supporting local businesses who are working hard to re-open their premises safely, and we are working in partnership with the Clacton and Frinton Gazette, Harwich and Manningtree Standard and the Daily Gazette on this initiative.
We want our residents, as well as visitors, to our high streets and town centres to be safe when businesses re-open, and we want to support our local traders this Christmas.
Tendring has a diverse mix of independent and popular high street shops in each of our major towns (Clacton, Frinton, Walton, Manningtree, Brightlingsea, Dovercourt and Harwich) and many have online shopping, so why not take advantage of what is on your (virtual) doorstep?
The campaign will see us promote safety messages to public, and also support businesses to tell you what new Covid-secure measures they have in place. This includes adding details to our website and social media channels.
If you are a local town centre business and would like further information about you could promote your store please email Candice Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This campaign, along with signage and other measures implemented by the council in town centres and public spaces, is being funded by the Government’s Reopening High Streets Safely Fund, which in turn is from the European Regional Development Fund. Tendring District Council has up to £131,110 from the fund to support this work.
Advice for food businesses
Home Delivery Advice
Tendring District Council understand that businesses may look to change their business model and diversify in order to maintain their business during this time. We also appreciate that other voluntary groups may also want to assist with delivery of meals and these groups must ensure the food they deliver is safe. Please visit The Food Standards Agency website www.gov.co.uk For information and advice or contact the Food Safety Team at the Council.
The following advice is for those businesses that are looking to make provision for takeaways and deliveries where they have not done so before.
Scientific advice is that it is very unlikely that COVID-19 can be spread through food, but, if you are changing how you are used to operating then you should think through the hazards and ensure that you have control measures in place. You should record your change of activity in your safer food better businesses pack or food safety management system to reflect your change of activity.
A business will only be in a position do this if they are registered as a food business with a Local Authority.
All foods must be delivered to consumers in a way that ensures that they do not become unsafe or unfit to eat.
Foods that need refrigerating must be kept cool (below 8 degree C) while they are being transported. This may need to be packed in an insulated box with a coolant gel or in a cool bag.
If you are transporting hot food, it should be kept hot. (Above 63 degrees) This may need to be packed in an insulated box. It is recommended to keep distances short and times limited to within 30 minutes.
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) have provided advice for business – ‘How to manage a food business if you sell products online, for takeaway or for delivery.’ 'https://www.food.gov.uk/business-guidance/distance-selling-mail-order-and-delivery
Allergens – There is a wealth of advice for businesses on allergen management on the FSA website at https://www.food.gov.uk/business-guidance/allergen-guidance-for-food-businesses . When an order is placed always check if any on has dietary requirements.
Limiting contact when delivering orders will help keep everyone healthy, so you could consider leaving deliveries at the door of your customer, rather than handing it over to them.(Ask the customer to place a plastic box where the food can be placed into and not left in contact with the ground) Knock on the door step back at least 1 metre and wait nearby for your customer to collect it.
Take payments over the phone or online rather than taking a cash payment.
You have responsibilities to ensure food handlers are fit for work under the food hygiene regulations and in addition you have a general duty to ensure the Health, Safety and Welfare of persons in your employment and members of the public.
Relevant staff must be provided with clear instructions on any infection control policy in place, and any person so affected and employed in a food business and who is likely to come into contact with food is to report immediately the illness or symptoms, and if possible their causes, to the food business operator.
The Government have issued guidance on COVID-19 for employees and businesses https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19
However, this is not specific for food businesses, but it does advise that ‘if you have been asked to self-isolate, you can order by phone or online, such as through takeaway services or online shopping deliveries. However, make sure you tell the delivery driver that the items are to be left outside, or as appropriate for your home’.
If you are undertaking deliveries, then you should have a system in place to ascertain/develop a system whereby clients can notify the restaurant/delivery drivers whether they are self-isolating so that action can be taken accordingly as highlighted above.
Other useful information
Advice for seafront kiosk owners:
- Seating adjacent to your business, whether or not owned / provided by you, cannot be used.
- Where possible orders should be taken in advance by phone or online.
- Use a designated order and collection point.
- If order and collection point is indoors, one customer at a time.
- Customers waiting to order or collect should be in designated area maintaining social distancing of a minimum of 2 metres.
- Use queue management to maintain social distancing.
- Food and drink cannot be consumed on the premises.
- Takeaways only.
- Use clear visible signage.
- Use floor markings.
- Place plexiglass barriers at tills and counters if feasible, as an additional element of protection for workers and customers.
- Encourage the use of contactless payments where possible.
- Provide additional pop-up handwashing stations or facilities if possible, providing soap, water and hand sanitiser.
- At all times, workers should follow the Government guidance on self-isolation if they or anyone in their household shows symptoms.
- Any food handler who is unwell should not be at work. If they have symptoms, they should follow government advice and stay at home.
- As a matter of good hygiene practice anyone handling food should wash their hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. This should be done as a matter of routine, before and after handling food, and especially after being in a public place, blowing their nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If you hold a Premises Licence, please remind yourself of the conditions set and abide by them. You are not permitted to sell alcohol for consumption on the premises and are reminded that Off sales must be served in sealed containers only.
Sports and leisure facilities
In line with the latest national advice and the tightening of measures to control the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, our leisure centres are closed until further notice.
Direct Debit Memberships
Direct Debit payments will not be processed throughout the period of our closure, therefore, no further action is required and you do not need to cancel these with your bank at this time. We are aware that payments for November’s fees have already been made. Customers will be compensated for this when our centres reopen by way of no charge for the comparable time period. If you have cancelled your direct debit as a precaution and you would like your membership re-instated in time for when we reopen please contact the membership email address below.
Annual / Advantage 6 Monthly Memberships
As per our closure in March, Annual / Advantage 6 Monthly Memberships will be honoured and time credited for the period of our closure.
Swimming Lessons, Courses and Block Bookings
All of our swimming lessons, courses and block bookings will be put on hold for the foreseeable future. Credits will be applied to accounts for the time remaining and when we are in a position to reopen, we will look to allow pupils to remain on the same day and time booked with us at present wherever possible.
Please note any activities pre-booked from Thursday 5 November have been automatically cancelled and any credits due have been applied to your membership account. Therefore, there is no need to make contact with your local leisure centre.
Once again, we will look to provide a range of free exercises to keep you and the family active at home during this challenging time.
In the meantime, check out our Tendring Leisure Centres Facebook page for further updates.
If you have any questions or queries relating to this subject please email email@example.com
Lastly, we thank you for your support and look forward to welcoming you back to Tendring Leisure Centres in the near future.
Active Essex - Information on keeping active at home
Council Offices, Receptions and Visitor Information Centre
Tendring District Council offices are currently closed to the public to protect you and our staff.
If you need to contact the Council we would request that you do this in one of three ways if possible:
- Online - there are many processes that you can complete yourself from the safety of your own home 24 hours per day if you are able.
- By telephone – our Customer Service team is manned and able to take your calls (9am to 5pm Monday to Thursday, 4.30pm Friday). If you know the team you want to speak to you can dial their direct line, if not call our switchboard on 01255 686868
- By email – You can find the best email to use on our website by finding the relevant service.
Princes on Ice, a skating rink at the Princes Theatre, will no longer be able to go ahead from its planned start date in late November, and the future of the attraction will now be reviewed. Any customer who has purchased tickets will automatically receive a full refund.
At this time the Environmental Protection (EP) team will be risk assessing all complaints as they are received. Unfortunately due to COVID-19, EP officers will not be able to enter any properties due to social isolation and the potential of coming into close contact with those who may be considered vulnerable.
We will not be able to assist in relation to drainage complaints as of this moment; any concerns should be directed to the relevant Water Authority – Affinity Water / Anglian Water.
We will however continue to monitor complaints as they are received and endeavour to respond where appropriate. Where possible we will attempt to deal with a complaint with via email/phone/letter.
Thank you for your patience during this time.
Following the announcement from the Prime Minister on the 31 October 2020 restricting unnecessary movements we have taken the decision to suspend the follow services:
Allocation of Social Housing
To comply with Government guidelines the allocation of social housing will be reduced. All allocations of social housing will be risk assessed and carried out on a case-by-case basis. This will lead to delays in the process. We hope to resume full service as soon as the government guidelines allow.
Allocation of Sheltered Accommodation
To help protect those already occupying Sheltered Accommodation, the Council has taken the decision to suspend the allocation of Sheltered Housing. Applications will be considered only in emergencies. The service will resume as soon as the government guidelines allow.
We will still be accepting new applications for mutual exchanges; however, the Council has taken the decision to offer a reduced service. All exchanges will be risk assessed and carried out on a case-by-case basis. This will lead to delays in the process. We hope to resume full service as soon as the government guidelines allow.
For more information on mutual exchange, please visit www.homeswapper.co.uk
The Allocations team will not be undertaking any home visits to comply with the Government guidelines. As an alternative, an officer will be conducting the visit over the telephone. Due the ongoing pandemic, we have a significant backlog of applicants that require visits. We appreciate your patience in this matter and an officer will contact you as soon as they are able.
Re-registration of your application
From Thursday 5 November 2020, the Council Offices will be closed to the public, therefore, if you need to re-register your interest in remaining on the Housing Register you will need to return your card to:-
Housing Allocations, Council Offices, 88-90 Pier Avenue, Clacton-On-Sea, Essex, CO15 1TN
As a part of the upgrade to the Housing Allocations system, we will be offering applicants the ability to re-register online. This will mean that you no longer require a registration card; therefore, when you return your card it will be retained and destroyed in line with Council’s Data Protection Policy.
Please be aware, due to the reduced service there may be a disruption to the usual telephone service, therefore, we recommend that you contact us via our email address- firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are under the threat of homelessness or you are currently homeless please visit- https://www.tendringdc.gov.uk/housing/housing-options-advice/homelessness-advice
Coronavirus (Covid-19) Volunteer Groups
Through this page we are sharing details of the amazing support available to our more vulnerable residents and inviting others to register to offer more support to those residents. If you know of other groups offering support, please get them in touch so that we can include their details here.
Submit details of your organisation, the services you can offer and the areas you can cover via our Community Volunteer Groups online form
- Individuals can get involved and volunteer. You can use the website: https://www.volunteeressex.org/news/essex-coronavirus-action/ or get in touch with one of the many groups in our area listed below
- If you are a volunteer group and need to DBS check your volunteers: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/disclosure-application-process-for-volunteers
This emergency is developing daily - please let us know if anything becomes out of date so that we can update it swiftly.
If you need to contact the volunteer group liaison team for Tendring District Council, please email email@example.com
You can search for multiple areas separated by a comma (eg Clacton, Harwich).
To remove a filter, delete any text in the box and click "apply".
Click on the name of the organisation to see more information including contact details.
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Walking on eggshells?
Whatever your age, sex or situation, living with others 24 hours a day 7 days a week can be stressful. For many this will lead to increased irritation or in some cases arguments. For some it can be much more serious.
If your living situation is causing you anxiety or you feel threatened, intimidated or are made to feel worthless, there is help available.
Everyone is entitled to a safe home life.
National 24 hr domestic violence helpline: 0808 2000 247
Essex COMPASS domestic abuse helpline: 0300 333 7 444
Below are links that can help you find support and help.
- Mental health support and advice
- Domestic abuse support services
- Police advice and further links
- Domestic Investigation Abuse Team (DAIT) Essex Police 0300 333 4444
- Support service available for victims of sexual assault.
- 0330 223 0099
- Mental health support and advice
- Support for male victims of domestic violence
- Information and advice
- Support for children
- Information and advice
- Men's domestic abuse support
- Domestic abuse support
- Information and advice
Remember you are not alone, help is out there.
Other useful information
Stay Safe at Home
Watch out for scam messages - Don't click on links or attachments in suspicious emails and never respond to unsolicited messages and calls that ask for your personal or financial details.
Victim Support leaflet - Advice on scammers and fraudsters
Other organisations' updates
Post Office - Pay Out Now scheme for those who are isolating and have a post office account without a debit card
Turn 2 us - You can apply for a one of crisis grant of £500 if you have experienced a drop in income as a result of the pandemic
Citizens Advice Bureau - CAB have changed their opening hours
mentalhealth.org.uk - Tips on how to look after your mental health
Livewell - Information about all that is on offer in Essex to improve health and wellbeing.
Teen Talk Harwich - Support for young people aged 11 – 25 years via telephone and online activities.
Princes Trust - Advice, guidance and resources for young people 16 - 30 years.
Essex family wellbeing - Resources to equip families to cope in these challenging times
Homestart Colchester - Support for children and their parents
Money Saving Expert - For help and advice with money management/financial hardship
Credit union - Savings and Loans Co-operative open to anyone over the age of 18 years who lives, works or studies in the Borough of Colchester or District of Tendring.
Affinity Water - Affinity Water have measures in place to assist customers facing financial difficulties at this time
RSPCA - Information on how to care for your pets when carrying out 'social distancing' or staying at home due to Coronavirus
Coronavirus Privacy Notice
How the Council will deal with your data during the current Coronavirus crisis
This privacy notice explains how Tendring District Council (as a Data Controller) will collect, use and protect personal data specifically with regard to Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic. You can view the Council’s main privacy notice at https://www.tendringdc.gov.uk/privacy
The Council already processes data regarding residents, employees and stakeholders and normally the Council would seek to inform you that the data provided may need to be used for a different purpose. However, due to the rapidly emerging situation regarding the current pandemic this will not always be possible. If we already hold information regarding vulnerability, as defined in the current guidance from the Government and Public Health England, we may share this for emergency planning purposes or to protect your vital interests by sharing with relevant services both inside and outside the Council. In addition, we may need to ask you for additional personal information, including sensitive personal information, for example your age or if you have any underlying illnesses or any other information that may identify you as being vulnerable. This is to enable the Council to assist you and to prioritise its services.
The Council is publishing links to official sources on its web-site https://www.tendringdc.gov.uk/
Legal basis for processing your personal data
The legal basis for the additional processing by the council as a public authority is:
- where disclosure is in the vital interests of yourself or another person (Article 6(1)(d) and 9(2)(c) GDPR)
- Where it is necessary for the reasons of substantial public interest Article 9(2)(g)
- Where it is in the interest of public health Article 9(2)(i)
Sharing your personal data
In this current pandemic we may share your information with other public authorities, emergency services, and other stakeholders where it is necessary and proportionate to do so.
How long we keep your personal data
We will only keep your personal data for as long as is necessary for the purpose for which we are processing it or where there is a legitimate reason for keeping it, for example, a legal requirement to keep the data for a set time period.
When we no longer need to continue to process your personal data, it will be securely destroyed.