Press releases in relation to the Coronavirus outbreak.
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Search begins for County Durham's most improved gardens
Published May 27, 2020 11.20am
Keen gardeners across County Durham are being invited to take part in a photography competition to share how outside spaces have helped them through the coronavirus pandemic.
Council creates rainbow road markings to thank NHS workers
Published May 26, 2020 6.06pm
Tributes to the hard work of the NHS have been painted on roads across County Durham to show gratitude to frontline workers during the coronavirus outbreak.
Funding helps to feed families during pandemic
Published May 19, 2020 11.05am
A County Durham partnership has awarded £2,000 to help prevent local primary school pupils from going hungry during the coronavirus crisis.
Virtual friendship tree spreads children's messages of hope
Published May 11, 2020 9.24am
Children from all over the world have been writing messages of love and support to one another during the coronavirus pandemic.
Supporting County Durham's community venues
Published May 11, 2020 8.54am
County Durham's community centres and village halls are being given a helping hand to survive the coronavirus pandemic.
Household Waste Recycling Centres to be reopened in County Durham
Published May 07, 2020 4.53pm
Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) in County Durham will reopen in the next two weeks in line with government guidance.
Partnership extended to support vulnerable and isolated residents
Published May 04, 2020 10.55am
A North East council and a voluntary organisation have partnered together to extend support to vulnerable residents during the coronavirus outbreak.
Hospice to continue its care during coronavirus thanks to funding grant
Published April 30, 2020 10.28am
A funding grant has meant a County Durham hospice will receive support with its running costs during the coronavirus outbreak.
Staff learn new skills as business moves to PPE production
Published April 29, 2020 12.04pm
A North East business' decision to create PPE for key workers has allowed two staff members recruited through an employment scheme to further develop their manufacturing skills.
Support for homeless, landlords and tenants continues during outbreak
Published April 03, 2020 11.37am
Residents in County Durham are being reassured they can still receive housing advice and support during the Coronavirus outbreak.
Pupils create uplifting video ahead of school closures
Published March 20, 2020 5.20pm
As schools across the county prepare to close due to the Coronavirus outbreak, children from a County Durham primary school have sent out a message of support for their fellow pupils and local community.
"Providing community leadership and support to our communities"
Published March 18, 2020 4.15pm
A North council Leader has outlined the steps it has taken to "provide community leadership and support to our communities in what are truly unprecedented, uncertain and challenging times for everyone."
Council's continuing response to COVID-19 guidance
Published March 18, 2020 2.19pm
We have announced further details of how our services and events are affected in response to government guidance on Coronavirus.