Latest coronavirus news and updates
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New local restrictions were introduced across the North East from Friday 18 September to help address the significant rise in Coronavirus in our region over the recent weeks. See our Local restrictions for County Durham page to find out what you can and cannot do.
Source: DCC, published September 24, 2020
The government has announced that they are introducing test and trace support payments to help those who are struggling to self-isolate due to their financial position. The scheme starts on 28 September 2020, alongside the duty to self isolate. If you think you are eligible, you can email us and we will contact you as soon as you can apply.
Source: DCC press release, published September 23, 2020 1.00pm
Residents in County Durham are being reminded they can still visit the county's leisure centres and take part in fitness classes.
The Prime Minister updates the nation on Coronavirus
Source: government, published September 22, 2020 8.00pm
Watch the Prime Minister's briefing to the nation.
PM Boris Johnson makes a statement in the House of Commons
Source: government, published September 22, 2020
The Prime Minister gives a statement on the response to the rising number of Coronavirus cases and what actions will be taken.
Coronavirus data briefing
Source: government, published September 21, 2020
Professor Chris Whitty, Chief Medical Officer (England) and Sir Patrick Vallance, Chief Scientific Advisor give an update on the latest information from the NHS on Coronavirus.
Source: DCC, 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.
Source: DCC, 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.
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Changes to services
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