Halstead Town Council is doing everything it can to help and support the vulnerable in the community. If you count yourself among the vulnerable please get in touch and we will try to arrange help with shopping or prescriptions. If on the other hand you are able to offer assistance, please also get in touch and we will match you up with someone who needs help. Please contact: townclerk@halsteadtowncouncil.org.uk

Stay at home to stop coronavirus spreading

The latest NHS advice advice on staying at home can be found on their website. 

Stay alert

We can all help control the virus if we all stay alert. This means you must:

  • Stay at home as much as possible
  • Work from home if you can
  • Limit contact with other people
  • Keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart where possible)
  • Wash your hands regularly

Self-isolate if you or anyone in your household has symptoms. 

How to take care of yourself 

  • wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
  • use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • wash your hands as soon as you get home
  • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards
  • do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean

Further information and advice can be found on the following websites

Braintree District Council advice & Guidance


Essex County Council Website

Get Help in your Community

NHS Advice Site 

Essex Welfare Service webpage