Chelmsford Council is working to keep essential services running

March 17, 2020 10:46 AM

Chelmsford City Council logo (Chelmsford City Council)Chelmsford City Council is closely monitoring the coronavirus situation and the scientific advice and guidance from the Government.

Plans are in place to make sure essential services can continue during this time for the benefit of our residents. The Council is carrying out extra cleaning across all City Council sites and taking other steps in services to minimise the risk of the virus spreading.

On Monday 16 March Chelmsford Council Leader Stephen Robinson joined a conference call for all Council Leaders with the Secretary of State for Local Government. They discussed national guidance on reducing the risk of spread of coronavirus.

Cllr. Robinson then had a follow-up meeting with the Deputy Leader and senior officers. The City Council always has contingency plans for situations that could disrupt services for residents, and this includes a pandemic. The priority is to ensure that our most essential services continue. Measures are in place to make sure that these carry on over the coming months.

Lead officers from the public sector across Essex meet (in video conference wherever possible) at least twice a week and the City Council will then have follow-up action meetings to ensure scientific best practice is followed everywhere.

The Council encourages all residents to follow the public health messages on the steps you can take to prevent the spread of the virus, such as regularly washing your hands.

For the most up-to-date and reliable information about coronavirus, please visit the Public Health England website.

The City Council is working with local partners to prepare for any changes in the situation and to minimise any disruption. For the latest updates on Council services, please visit www.chelmsford.gov.uk/coronavirus

Chelmsford City Council will continue to monitor the situation closely.

Leader of Chelmsford City Council, Councillor Stephen Robinson