Press releases in relation to the Coronavirus outbreak.
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Coronavirus vaccination centre opens to the public at County Hall
Published December 23, 2021 2.08pm
Members of the public can now get their coronavirus jab at a new location in County Durham.
14-year-old who is helping others through Covid pandemic recognised
Published December 23, 2021 12.23pm
"I hope it has helped inspire others to be kinder to each other and make a nicer world."
Live streaming to return for majority of council meetings
Published December 14, 2021 9.17am
We have announced a return to live streaming of the majority of our meetings in response to new guidance.
Statement from LA7 leaders - "vaccines best chance of preventing Omicron spiralling out of control"
Published December 13, 2021 2.45pm
The emergence of the highly transmissible Omicron variant poses a serious threat to our communities.
Statement from LA7 Directors of Public Health following announcement of Plan B measures
Published December 09, 2021 5.14pm
Our communities are once again being asked to step up to help protect each other and the NHS as restrictions are reintroduced in England.
Statement from LA7 Directors of Public Health
Published November 29, 2021 4.34pm
It has been the case throughout the pandemic that new variants could emerge at any time. The Omicron variant, as it has been named by the World Health Organisation, was first identified in South Africa, and has since been found in several countries, including the United Kingdom.
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.
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.
Residents urged to be safe during Easter Bank Holiday to avoid future lockdown rules
Published April 01, 2021 5.21pm
County Durham residents are being urged to stay safe and stay local to prevent coronavirus infection rates rising over the Easter holidays.
Closure order served on holiday lodges after allowing guests during lockdown
Published March 31, 2021 11.11am
The owner of holiday lets in County Durham has been fined and ordered to close their business after it was found to be operating during coronavirus restrictions.
Court orders County Durham gym to close after breaking lockdown rules
Published February 24, 2021 5.50pm
We have successfully obtained a closure order against a County Durham gym for breaching health protection regulations by operating during lockdown.
Statement from LA7 leaders: Vaccination progress is welcoming
Published February 01, 2021 4.56pm
Great progress is being made in our communities with the rollout of Covid-19 vaccines, with many of those in the highest priority groups receiving at least their first dose. We are proud the North East is being recognised for leading the way.
Statement from LA7 leaders: 100,000 deaths signals a grim milestone in the fight against Covid-19
Published January 27, 2021 3.34pm
Every single one of us has suffered as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and we have all made sacrifices in an attempt to save as many lives as possible.
Working to prevent fraud across County Durham
Published November 26, 2020 1.15pm
Councillors have heard today how attempted coronavirus frauds with a value of almost £800,000 have been prevented since the start of the pandemic.
Warning to be watchful of scams and fraud during national lockdown
Published November 17, 2020 11.35am
A North East council is reminding its residents to be watchful for scams and fraud designed to target people during the coronavirus pandemic.
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.