Press releases in relation to the Coronavirus outbreak.
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Delivery programmes for shielded residents supported by our food parcels
Published April 09, 2020 6.07pm
Our staff are being redeployed to help those in the community who are most vulnerable during the Coronavirus outbreak.
New opportunities in County Durham's care sector
Published April 09, 2020 4.25pm
New job opportunities are being created in County Durham's adult social care sector as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Virtual food festival supports region's traders
Published April 09, 2020 3.36pm
The organisers of a cancelled County Durham festival have launched a virtual food festival for the 2020 traders who could not trade at this year's event, aiming to support local businesses through Covid-19.
Helping more than 6,000 households with their council tax
Published April 09, 2020 12.49pm
More than 6,000 households in County Durham have had a combined £1.7m taken off their council tax as part of our efforts to help residents through the Coronavirus pandemic.
Residents asked to stay at home to save lives over Easter holidays
Published April 08, 2020 1.33pm
Residents in County Durham are being reminded about the importance of staying at home during the Coronavirus outbreak.
Bringing Friday night music to your living room
Published April 08, 2020 12.16pm
A computer coder who turns programming into music is helping to entertain County Durham residents from the comfort of their own home with two free performances.
Maintaining support to unemployed and young people
Published April 03, 2020 5.24pm
We are continuing to provide employment and skills training during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Support for homeless, landlords and tenants continues during outbreak
Published April 03, 2020 11.37am
Residents in County Durham are being reassured they can still receive housing advice and support during the Coronavirus outbreak.
Special deliveries support families
Published April 03, 2020 9.38am
A local authority's family service is helping vulnerable children to do creative things with their families during the coronavirus lockdown, by delivering fun packs direct to their door.
More than £43 million paid to County Durham businesses to date
Published April 02, 2020 11.46am
Business owners across County Durham have spoken of their relief at our quick processing of support grants.
Lifeguards and swimming teachers feed those in need
Published April 02, 2020 11.05am
Lifeguards and swimming teachers from a County Durham leisure centre are helping feed people in need during the Coronavirus pandemic.
£1.4 million funding pot for hard working community groups
Published April 01, 2020 1.14pm
Community and voluntary groups can now access an additional £1.4 million of funding to help provide much-needed support during the Coronavirus pandemic.
More than 7,000 households to benefit from extended council tax support scheme
Published March 31, 2020 2.20pm
Thousands of households across County Durham are set to benefit from extra help in covering the cost of their council tax bills during the coronavirus pandemic.
Supporting businesses across County Durham
Published March 30, 2020 1.54pm
More than 1,000 businesses across County Durham have already received their grant to help support them through the Coronavirus pandemic.
Bin crews says a big thank you for messages of support
Published March 27, 2020 2.42pm
A North East council has thanked kind-hearted residents for the flurry of messages of thanks received by its bin crews during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Council launches virtual support hubs to provide help to local communities
Published March 27, 2020 2.02pm
A helpline, webpage and support network have been set up to help people in County Durham who are struggling during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Park and ride services suspended in Durham City
Published March 27, 2020 1.00pm
Park and ride services in Durham City are to close temporarily as the nation responds to the Government's plea to stay at home.
Seaham Food Festival cancelled
Published March 27, 2020 9.26am
A seaside food festival has been cancelled to support national efforts to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus.
Maintaining mental wellbeing while staying home
Published March 26, 2020 3.11pm
People in County Durham who are having to stay at home during the Coronavirus pandemic are being offered advice on how to maintain their mental wellbeing.
Update on council services amid Coronavirus outbreak
Published March 25, 2020 12.46pm
We are continuing to update residents on the impact of services as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.