Press releases in relation to the Coronavirus outbreak.
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Update on County Durham's health protection
Published April 14, 2021 10.42am
Councillors will be updated on County Durham's health protection action plan and the indirect effects of the coronavirus pandemic on services next week.
County Durham libraries prepare to reopen
Published April 09, 2021 11.03am
Residents in County Durham will be able to visit libraries in person when restrictions ease next week.
Statement from LA7 leaders: Remain cautious as restrictions prepare to further ease
Published April 09, 2021 10.01am
As the next step of the roadmap out of lockdown comes into effect, we're asking residents across the North East to be cautious as we are once again able to visit shops, personal care premises, indoor leisure facilities and outdoor hospitality settings.
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.
County Durham marks one year since the first lockdown
Published March 24, 2021 2.45pm
We have paid tribute to all those who have died or lost loved ones from coronavirus.
Statement from LA7 Leaders: One year on and the Covid fight goes on
Published March 22, 2021 10.58am
This is a significant week in our fight against Covid-19 as we reach the anniversary of the first national lockdown.
Milestone moment as work to begin at £400m business park for County Durham
Published March 12, 2021 3.22pm
Work is set to begin on a major business park for County Durham, paving the way for 4,000 new jobs and a £400 million boost to the economy.
Free town centre parking after 2pm proposed to support coronavirus recovery
Published March 09, 2021 3.57pm
We are proposing to introduce free town centre parking after 2pm as part of a package of measures to support residents and businesses in the economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.
Keeping people connected during coronavirus pandemic
Published March 02, 2021 11.24am
A charity that works with blind and partially sighted residents in County Durham will be able to offer extra support through an Area Action Partnership (AAP) funding grant.
Statement from LA7 leaders: Stay vigilant and help us recover
Published March 01, 2021 3.38pm
This week marks another important stage on the cautious road to recovery with the Budget on Wednesday and schools opening next Monday, but as we said just a few days ago we must continue to be vigilant.
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
Published February 15, 2021 4.00pm
"Following the most difficult year many of us have ever faced, news of the first 15 million of the most vulnerable people in the United Kingdom receiving their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine is incredibly welcome.
County Durham barber fined for breaking lockdown rules
Published February 08, 2021 10.47am
Businesses are being warned to keep following government guidance to protect their customers after a County Durham barber was fined for being open 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.
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.
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.
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.
Residents share views for county's future at virtual meetings
Published November 02, 2020 10.51am
Virtual events are being held to thank people and groups across County Durham for their good work during the pandemic and to gather views on the future of the area.