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Controlling the outbreak of Covid-19


In County Durham we have a local outbreak control plan in place to help control an outbreak of Covid-19 and keep people safe.

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If you, or someone in your household, feels unwell with any Coronavirus symptoms, you must follow government guidance to stay at home and arrange to have a test. See Get a coronavirus test.

We are working closely with our partners, such as Public Health England and their North East Health Protection Team to prepare for any complex cases of Covid-19 infections and outbreaks that occur in our area.

Our Icon for pdf County Durham Covid-19 Local Outbreak Control Plan (PDF, 1.2mb)  was endorsed by the Health and Wellbeing Board on 14 July 2020. We will continue to update it as we learn from any outbreaks and we will adjust our outbreak response accordingly.

If you would like to feedback on the plan, contact us with your comments and suggestions.

If you have any Covid-19 related questions for the Health and Wellbeing Board, you can contact them at hwb@durham.gov.uk. Questions will be discussed at the meetings and responses posted on the Questions that have been asked by the public about outbreak control page.

Further information on the Health and Wellbeing Board, including meeting dates and papers can be found at Health and Wellbeing Board.

Durham Insight Covid-19 dashboard

Having access to up to date intelligence about the impact of coronavirus on County Durham is crucial to ensuring the number of cases in our region continues to fall. The Durham Insight: Covid-19 dashboard is a valuable tool, providing the latest statistical information relating to Covid-19 in County Durham. It includes a surveillance dashboard displaying statistics on cases of coronavirus and deaths associated with it in the county and the North East as a whole.

There is also a summary section with information to help people to understand the data in context.

Toolkit resources

To help support community, faith and business leaders, we have developed a toolkit to assist with preventing and managing local outbreaks of Covid-19. There are links below to resources referenced in the toolkit:

If you require a copy of the toolkit, please contact us.

Please note that these resources are intended for print use only.

Contact us
Public Health
03000 264 109
Our address is:
  • County Hall
  • Adult and Health Services
  • Durham
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH1 5UJ
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