Press releases in relation to the Coronavirus outbreak.
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'Light at the end of the tunnel': Social care workers express relief at receiving Covid-19 vaccine
Published January 20, 2021 10.44am
Keyworkers caring for some of County Durham's most vulnerable residents have begun to receive their Covid-19 vaccines at a new dedicated centre.
Uplifting arts project to continue enriching lives in 2021
Published January 15, 2021 12.11pm
A successful community arts programme that offers fun and friendship to older people is being expanded this year and has received national recognition for its efforts.
Statement from LA7 leaders: Please continue to stay at home as much as possible
Published January 11, 2021 4.31pm
As we enter the second week of the third national lockdown, we once again thank all residents who have done their bit by staying at home as much possible.
Schoolchildren get creative to design handwashing posters as part of battle to beat coronavirus pandemic
Published January 11, 2021 10.44am
School pupils in County Durham got creative to design posters aimed at reinforcing the important handwashing message as part of the fight against coronavirus.
Maximising the value of every County Durham pound
Published January 06, 2021 12.39pm
Maximising the value of every pound spent in County Durham is key to developing a sustainable economy and driving forward recovery, councillors will hear.
Partnership supporting people through the pandemic
Published January 06, 2021 10.34am
Councillors will next week hear how partnership work is helping to support residents through the coronavirus pandemic.
Statement from LA7 Leaders: Stay at home to bring soaring infection rates down
Published January 05, 2021 2.25pm
The Prime Minister has rightly imposed a national lockdown in England, meaning we must all now stay at home except for essential reasons.
Statement from LA7 Leaders: National lockdown required to slow spread of Covid-19
Published January 04, 2021 4.12pm
Covid-19 is continuing to ramp up the pressure on NHS services nationally and it is abundantly clear that national action is required.
Government places North East in Tier 4 - Statement from LA7 Leaders
Published December 30, 2020 3.07pm
Today the North East has been placed into Tier 4 restrictions by government, alongside many other parts of the country.
DurhamWorks volunteers help spread festive cheer
Published December 23, 2020 3.31pm
Young women from County Durham are giving up their time this Christmas to spread a bit of festive cheers to others.
Christmas support for County Durham's pubs
Published December 23, 2020 11.42am
Hundreds of pubs across County Durham which have been affected by local and national coronavirus restrictions are being encouraged to apply for the latest Government support grant.
Christmas and New Year closures
Published December 18, 2020 3.41pm
Residents in County Durham are being reminded that Customer Access Points and most other county council buildings will be closed over the Christmas and New Year holidays.
New research reveals impact of Covid on North East lives as Christmas approaches
Published December 09, 2020 10.37am
New research commissioned by the seven North East councils reveals how people across the region feel about Covid-19 and local restrictions - with over half admitting that while they want to follow the rules, they 'find it hard' to stick to social distancing guidelines.
Free parking returns to support county's businesses
Published December 04, 2020 12.47pm
An annual scheme to support businesses during the Christmas period has returned this month.
Free flu vaccine more important than ever for people with breathing conditions
Published December 03, 2020 11.10am
People with breathing conditions are being urged to take up their free flu vaccine offer to protect themselves and help reduce pressure on the NHS this winter.
Supporting businesses through coronavirus restrictions
Published December 01, 2020 12.33pm
More than six million pounds has been paid to businesses across County Durham in the last two weeks to help them deal with the effects of local and national coronavirus restrictions.
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.
Let's work together to move out of Tier 3 as quickly and as safely as possible
Published November 26, 2020 11.44am
After an incredibly challenging period of national lockdown, our region will find itself in the 'very high' Tier 3 when national lockdown ends at the beginning of next Wednesday 2 December.
Published November 18, 2020 12.34pm
The North East's health and political leaders have issued the following statement today - 14 days to the end of lockdown on 2 December:
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.