Press releases in relation to the Coronavirus outbreak.
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Grants available to help Covid recovery in Chester-le-Street
Published July 28, 2021 9.21am
Organisations and groups in Chester-le-Street and surrounding areas are being invited to bid for thousands of pounds worth of funding, to help their communities tackle the impacts of Covid.
Over 300 County Durham businesses benefitted from £6m recovery grant
Published July 27, 2021 9.12am
More than 300 businesses have been supported and over 3,500 jobs safeguarded through a County Durham coronavirus recovery grant.
LA7 statement: North East named as Enhanced Response Area
Published July 23, 2021 3.09pm
Covid-19 restrictions may have been lifted, but from Monday the whole North East will receive additional government support as an Enhanced Response Area following a steep rise in Covid-19 cases in the area, serving as a sobering reminder that we all still have a responsibility to make sure we continue to do our bit.
Future of DLI Collection to be discussed by councillors and stakeholders
Published July 20, 2021 3.20pm
Councillors and stakeholders are to be given the opportunity to contribute to a review of the future of a treasured regimental collection.
Changes to services as coronavirus restrictions lift
Published July 16, 2021 4.34pm
We are offering advice on accessing our services in light of the changes to Covid restrictions on Monday (19 July).
The people behind the scenes of the Covid vaccination bus
Published July 16, 2021 10.46am
Two County Durham residents who have been volunteering in the vaccination programme have shared what it is like to be a Covid Champion during the pandemic.
LA7 statement: We all have a part to play in keeping region safe as restrictions are lifted
Published July 13, 2021 4.27pm
The Government has confirmed it will proceed with taking the next step on the Roadmap out of lockdown, with most restrictions set to be lifted next week.
Reading scheme to boost wellbeing for long Covid patients
Published July 02, 2021 10.59am
Patients being treated for long-term effects of coronavirus in County Durham and Darlington are benefitting from a new mental health and wellbeing initiative.
National day recognises staff efforts during pandemic
Published June 30, 2021 10.59am
Register Office staff at a North East council are being thanked for their dedicated work during the coronavirus pandemic this National Registrars Day.
Coronavirus traffic measures removed from recycling centres
Published June 24, 2021 10.57am
Measures put in place to control traffic at Household Waste Recycling Centres at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic have been removed.
Nearly half of North Easterners still concerned about Covid-19 but feel hopeful about the future as new campaign launches
Published June 24, 2021 9.11am
New independent research commissioned by the seven North East councils reveals how people across the region currently feel about Covid-19.
'Play your part' plea as partners respond to rise in Covid cases in Durham City
Published June 18, 2021 9.35am
People in and around Durham City are being asked to play their part in slowing the spread of coronavirus following a significant rise in cases.
Every Question Matters - new campaign to answer frequently asked vaccine questions in the North East
Published June 15, 2021 10.01am
A new campaign has launched aimed at answering some of the most frequently asked questions North East residents have about the Covid-19 vaccines.
Parkrun events return to North East - a statement from LA7 Directors of Public Health
Published June 10, 2021 3.41pm
Following discussions with organisers and thorough reviews of risk assessments, we're pleased to be able to support the return of Parkrun events to the region.
Increase in Neighbourhood Budgets proposed to support County Durham communities
Published June 09, 2021 12.02pm
Proposals to increase community budgets in order to boost local economic recovery and support projects go before councillors next week.
Statement from LA7 leaders: We have worked too hard to fall at the final hurdle
Published June 04, 2021 9.13am
It has been fantastic to see our cities, towns, coast and countryside buzzing with activity in the glorious weather we have enjoyed in the past week.
Annual meeting marks return of 'in-person' council committees
Published May 20, 2021 1.03pm
We are finalising plans for the return of 'in-person' committee meetings from next week.
Financial support scheme for mobile and home-based businesses extended
Published May 19, 2021 10.17am
Mobile and home-based businesses in County Durham are being given longer to apply for financial support designed to help them through the coronavirus pandemic.
Statement from LA7 Directors of Public Health: Thank you for helping us take the next step forward
Published May 14, 2021 10.19am
Monday marks a major step forward in the ongoing battle with the pandemic.
NHS vaccination bus offers easier route to Covid-19 jabs
Published May 06, 2021 12.38pm
A County Durham vaccine bus is being rolled out to encourage more people to get on board with having their COVID-19 jab.