Press releases in relation to the Coronavirus outbreak.
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Council to step in to provide half term school meals support scheme
Published October 23, 2020 6.33pm
We are stepping in to help families during next week's half term holiday by providing support to those who would normally receive free school meals.
County Durham premises facing action over coronavirus restrictions
Published October 23, 2020 4.39pm
Seven premises across County Durham are facing action this week for failing to comply with coronavirus rules.
LA7 Statement on Chancellor's announcement
Published October 22, 2020 4.51pm
The leaders of seven North East councils, the North of Tyne Mayor and Northumbria's Police and Crime Commissioner have issued a joint statement in response to the Chancellor's announcement today of additional financial support for Tier 2 areas.
Hard work paying off but no room for complacency
Published October 21, 2020 10.52am
The leaders of seven North East councils, the North of Tyne Mayor and Northumbria's Police and Crime Commissioner have issued a joint statement once again calling on the public to do their bit to help reduce coronavirus infection rates.
County Durham premises reminded to follow coronavirus restrictions
Published October 16, 2020 5.01pm
Businesses across County Durham are being reminded that they must comply with the latest coronavirus rules, or face action.
North East councils seek an assurance of fair and sustainable Government funding package
Published October 16, 2020 4.37pm
North East councils are calling on the Government for a financial settlement that allows them to continue responding to the coronavirus pandemic while providing the services people rely upon.
North East to remain in High Alert Level 2
Published October 16, 2020 1.57pm
Following discussions with the Government today, the leaders of seven North East councils, the North of Tyne Mayor and Northumbria's Police and Crime Commissioner have issued a joint statement.
Joint statement from LA7
Published October 15, 2020 5.28pm
The Leaders of all seven councils in Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and County Durham, along with the North of Tyne Mayor and the Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, remain united in our approach to tackling the pandemic.
Recovery funding for culture in County Durham
Published October 14, 2020 10.56am
A music education service and some of County Durham's most popular arts venues have been awarded more than £800,000 to help sustain their future.
More than £100 million paid to County Durham businesses
Published October 13, 2020 1.37pm
More than £104 million has been paid to more than 9,500 businesses across County Durham to help them deal with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
Statement from the LA7 leaders and North of Tyne Mayor on the new three-tier restrictions system
Published October 12, 2020 6.47pm
Leaders across the seven North East local authorities have issued a joint statement in relation to the government announcement of a new three-tier restrictions system that will come into place on Wednesday.
Hand washing stations to be set up in schools to support safety measures
Published October 12, 2020 1.27pm
Hundreds of hand washing stations will be set up in schools across County Durham as part of measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Two County Durham venues ordered to close until further notice
Published October 12, 2020 12.40pm
A club and a caravan park in County Durham which failed to comply with the latest coronavirus restrictions have both been issued with direction orders.
County Durham club ordered to close over lack of coronavirus measures
Published October 02, 2020 5.16pm
A County Durham club has been issued with a direction order and told it must close immediately for failing to abide by the latest coronavirus restrictions.
Coronavirus testing centre to open in Durham City
Published September 30, 2020 10.26am
The first of a new kind of coronavirus testing centre is opening in County Durham next month.
LA7 statement - 21/09/2020
Published September 21, 2020 5.17pm
As soon as new COVID control measures were introduced across the North East we began lobbying Government to include an exemption to household mixing regulations to allow families to continue their informal childcare arrangements.
North East calls for local restrictions change on childcare
Published September 18, 2020 3.56pm
Leaders across the North East have written to Health Secretary Matt Hancock calling on him to amend new local COVID-19 restriction measures to allow families to continue their usual childcare arrangements.
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.
Reminder to record customers' details in hospitality venues
Published August 21, 2020 12.27pm
Pubs and restaurants in County Durham are being asked to continue to gather customers' details to help support the NHS Track and Trace system.
People of Stanley thanked for helping reduce spread of coronavirus
Published August 20, 2020 4.46pm
People in Stanley are being thanked for their role in preventing the further spread of coronavirus in the community.