Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

For the latest updates on the Government's response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit their website:

We have created a new section of our website containing the latest information and answers to frequently asked questions for residents. 


For details of all statements and articles we have published to date in relation to Coronavirus (COVID-19), please refer to the list below (most recent first) and click on the title to read the story.  Please be aware that although these statements are accurate at the time of publishing, the advice may since have changed so always refer to the websites above for the latest information.

Monday 25th January 2021 - Emergency Repairs: How visiting contractors are staying safe during the pandemic

Monday 21st December 2020 - Emergency Repairs to be carried out only

Thursday, 5th November 2020 - Lockdown 2: South Essex Homes' Repairs Service

Monday 29th June 2020 - Update: Responding to Non-Urgent Repairs

Friday 19th June 2020 -  South Essex Community Hub (SECH) charity support for the local community

Friday 5th June 2020 - Volunteers' Week - Case Study of a COVID-19 voluntary community responder

Monday 18 May 2020 - Letter from Housing Minister for social housing residents

Wednesday 29 April 2020 - Information for residents of Sheltered Housing Schemes in Southend-on-Sea Booklet 

Monday 20 April 2020 - Don't suffer in silence during lockdown

Wednesday 15 April 2020 - Update about new claims for Universal Credit

Thursday 9th April 2020 - Views on claiming Universal Credit 

Wednesday 8th April 2020 - Breaches of government social distancing guidelines

Tuesday 7th April 2020 - Kind food donation for Nayland House residents

Monday 6th April 2020 - People urged to not visit Southend for the time being

Monday 30th March 2020 - Southend Coronavirus flyers being delivered this week

Friday 27th March 2020 - New poster for Visitors of Sheltered Housing Schemes

Tuesday 24th March 2020 - Coronavirus and Claiming Benefits

Monday 23rd March 2020 - Coronavirus (COVID-19) and South Essex Homes servicesLetter from our Chief Executive

Thursday 19th March 2020- Help with paying your rent 

Wednesday 18th March 2020 - Update regarding reporting of repairs 

Tuesday 17th March 2020 - Update regarding those living in our Sheltered Housing Schemes

Monday 16th March 2020 - General statement on website