Coronavirus latest updates
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LA7 statement - 21/09/2020
Published September 21, 2020 5.17pm
As soon as new COVID control measures were introduced across the North East we began lobbying Government to include an exemption to household mixing regulations to allow families to continue their informal childcare arrangements.
North East calls for local restrictions change on childcare
Published September 18, 2020 3.56pm
Leaders across the North East have written to Health Secretary Matt Hancock calling on him to amend new local COVID-19 restriction measures to allow families to continue their usual childcare arrangements.
Vision for County Durham remains a priority
Published September 08, 2020 3.59pm
Our resolve to bring more and better jobs into County Durham, connect communities and support people to live long and independent lives has been strengthened in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
North East council leaders urge people to protect themselves and others to prevent coronavirus spreading
Published September 08, 2020 8.45am
Statement on behalf of the leaders of the seven North East local authorities and the North of Tyne Combined Authority.
People asked to self isolate following coronavirus outbreak linked to charity football match
Published September 07, 2020 12.54pm
Up to 300 people who attended a charity football match on 30 August at a working men's club on the border of Sunderland and Durham, are being asked to self-isolate for 14 days from the date of the event.
Government urged to consider consequences of replacing Public Health England
Published August 28, 2020 4.12pm
The chair of the County Durham Health and Wellbeing Board has written to the Government outlining serious concerns over plans to replace Public Health England (PHE).
Organisations continue with financial support throughout coronavirus outbreak
Published August 27, 2020 12.10pm
Two organisations in Willington and Crook have been supported during the coronavirus outbreak thanks to funding from an AAP grant.
Welfare Assistance Scheme extended in County Durham
Published August 21, 2020 3.11pm
More funding is being made available to help people across County Durham who have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic and who need additional financial support and assistance.
Reminder to record customers' details in hospitality venues
Published August 21, 2020 12.27pm
Pubs and restaurants in County Durham are being asked to continue to gather customers' details to help support the NHS Track and Trace system.
People of Stanley thanked for helping reduce spread of coronavirus
Published August 20, 2020 4.46pm
People in Stanley are being thanked for their role in preventing the further spread of coronavirus in the community.
Club customers asked to self-isolate following Covid-19 cases in Stanley
Published August 17, 2020 4.11pm
People visiting a Stanley club earlier this month are once again being urged to self-isolate following confirmation of four more positive coronavirus tests linked to the venue, taking the total number to eight.
Small business becomes support service for those isolating during coronavirus outbreak
Published August 07, 2020 12.39pm
Residents at risk during the coronavirus outbreak have been benefitting from free meals in lockdown thanks to the efforts of a small independent food business.
Popular historic house reopens thanks to AAP grant
Published July 31, 2020 9.43am
Visitors can once again enjoy a trip to a North East historic house after it reopened to the public thanks to funding received during lockdown.
County Durham village cares for community with council funding
Published July 16, 2020 10.22am
A partnership of community organisations in Coxhoe has received a grant of £2,200 to help residents who have been hit hard by coronavirus.
Founder of domestic abuse charity shortlisted for award
Published July 10, 2020 12.18pm
A founder of a County Durham women's charity has been nominated for an award in recognition of her dedication to support victims of domestic abuse.
Guidance issued as hospitality businesses prepare to open in County Durham
Published July 02, 2020 1.10pm
A North East council has offered guidance to businesses and residents as lockdown restrictions begin to ease this week.
Creating the way through lockdown with supportive art
Published June 26, 2020 1.42pm
A love of art, photography and the desire for a challenge has led two unlikely friends to make creative pieces to combat isolation during lockdown.
Vital community projects awarded coronavirus support fund
Published June 24, 2020 11.26am
Key community groups across a County Durham town have received funding to help them continue supporting people in their local area during the coronavirus outbreak.
Safety first for shoppers returning to town centres
Published June 12, 2020 1.02pm
Town centres in County Durham are preparing to welcome back shoppers as many more retailers reopen this month.
Primary school pupils create coronavirus public safety posters
Published June 03, 2020 10.38am
Pupils at a County Durham primary school have been creating handmade posters to help us spread public health messages during the coronavirus outbreak.