Do you know a Coronavirus Hero?

The Coronavirus pandemic has been hard on everyone. It separated loved ones, left many feeling isolated and alone. The Essex Association of Local Government is encouraging people to nominate members of their community who have particularly supported their communities during this difficult time.

Honours are usually published in the New Year, and on the Queen’s official birthday in June. However, the honours list was delayed this year until the autumn to allow nominations to be made to reflect those involved with work during the emergency.

Whether it’s a person who for months bought and delivered groceries to the elderly, or prescriptions to the sick, whether it’s a doctor or nurse who worked extra shifts to help others despite putting themselves at risk, whether it’s a local enterprise who went above and beyond to offer deals and savings to key workers and extra-ordinary deliveries to the vulnerable.

If you know of an individual, voluntary group or business that has made a big difference to others during lockdown, tyou can nominate them for an honour.

• Frontline workers supporting both the most vulnerable members of society & those who have contracted COVID-19
• Individuals providing critical care to COVID-19 patients
• People developing innovations to support the vulnerable & those with COVID-19
• Those who go to extraordinary lengths to keep critical services going
• The volunteering community, assisting service organisations in support of those affected by COVID-19

Nominations can be made through a special section on the Government website here and you can read more about the process here.