MASS vaccination centres in Colchester and Clacton remain closed today following heavy snowfall.

Snow left as Storm Darcy swept across the county saw the vaccination centres at Clacton Hospital and Colchester United's Jobserve Community Stadium closed on Sunday due to the severe conditions.

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust said the sites would remain closed on Monday.

It said: "Three of our vaccination centres – at Clacton Hospital, Gainsborough Sports Centre and Jobserve Community Stadium, Colchester – will stay closed on Monday, February 8, owing to poor weather.

"We are very sorry for the disappointment and inconvenience caused.

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Gazette reader Chris Partridge captured this image of Clacton's seafront gardens

But North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group said the vaccination hub at Clacton's St Helena Hospice Tendring Centre would remain open.

On Sunday, it said: "As things stand the CCG's vaccination hub at St Helena Hospice Tendring in Clacton will be open for pre-booked vaccination appointments.

"However, if you don't feel safe venturing out in the bad weather, please don't take any risks.

"If you can't make your appointment we will contact you to re-arrange another slot as soon as we can."