Coronavirus – Local Support

If you are 70 or older or have pre-existing health conditions then you could be at a higher risk of serious complications from coronavirus. You should follow Government advice and stay at home. Please arrange for family, neighbours and friends or local community groups to deliver the food and medicines you need. If you do not have this support available please register with the Essex Welfare Service at 0300 303 9988.

If you are an employer/ have a business and would like more information / advice please view

The Digital Access Team can support you if you are self-isolating and you want to get connected without leaving home. Whether you need support setting up your online grocery shop, ordering your repeat prescriptions online via the NHS App or video calling loved ones – they’re able to help.

Email  or call 01255 686497 (Please leave a message on the answerphone if the team are on other calls and they will call you back).

Harwich Connexions are running transport in the area for patients to attend their covid vaccinations. For all Harwich appointments patients are to call 01255 552010. For all Clacton appointments patients are to call 01255 436962.

The only exception is patients in Thorpe travelling to Clacton have to call the Harwich number. This is a free service for anyone with a bus pass, and they have to have their appointment time ready when booking.

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Coronavirus Vaccine Studies

The new sign up to be contacted for coronavirus vaccine studies service has now been officially launched and is available for everyone – patients, public and staff – to join.

It has been developed in partnership between the NIHR and NHS Digital, and has now been formally rolled out to everyone in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales through the NHS website.