Thurrock Council is making changes to some services as it continues to follow national guidance in managing coronavirus.
The changes taking place include:
- the council’s 3 Day Centres will be closed from Saturday until further notice, with home visits provided to the centres' most vulnerable users – this is to make sure we provide key services effectively to our most vulnerable residents, in line with national guidance
- communal halls at sheltered housing accommodation facilities will be closed and all group activities cancelled
- libraries and hubs will remain open but opening hours are under constant review
- all face-to-face and group smoking cessation meetings have been suspended and will take place by phone, with nicotine replacement therapies delivered to residents by post
- council-run NHS Health Checks will be suspended until after June with exiting appointments moved and new bookings made only for appointments to take place after June
- Thurrock Adult Community College will close to learners on Friday – adult learners will be provided with opportunities to continue their learning remotely if they are studying for a qualification
The Civic Offices remains open, although residents are reminded that many services are available online through the council’s website.
Leader of Thurrock Council, Cllr Rob Gledhill, said: "We will continue to follow national government advice and guidance to ensure that critical services are delivered for our residents in a way that supports and protects the most vulnerable.
"With the schools set to close to the majority of children we know that this is a worrying time but I would like to reassure residents that we have plans in place and are working hard to maintain critical services and support local people."