Press releases in relation to the Coronavirus outbreak.
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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.
Small business becomes support service for those isolating during coronavirus outbreak
Published August 07, 2020 12.39pm
Residents at risk during the coronavirus outbreak have been benefitting from free meals in lockdown thanks to the efforts of a small independent food business.
Popular historic house reopens thanks to AAP grant
Published July 31, 2020 9.43am
Visitors can once again enjoy a trip to a North East historic house after it reopened to the public thanks to funding received during lockdown.
Founder of domestic abuse charity shortlisted for award
Published July 10, 2020 12.18pm
A founder of a County Durham women's charity has been nominated for an award in recognition of her dedication to support victims of domestic abuse.
Guidance issued as hospitality businesses prepare to open in County Durham
Published July 02, 2020 1.10pm
A North East council has offered guidance to businesses and residents as lockdown restrictions begin to ease this week.
Creating the way through lockdown with supportive art
Published June 26, 2020 1.42pm
A love of art, photography and the desire for a challenge has led two unlikely friends to make creative pieces to combat isolation during lockdown.
Vital community projects awarded coronavirus support fund
Published June 24, 2020 11.26am
Key community groups across a County Durham town have received funding to help them continue supporting people in their local area during the coronavirus outbreak.
Safety first for shoppers returning to town centres
Published June 12, 2020 1.02pm
Town centres in County Durham are preparing to welcome back shoppers as many more retailers reopen this month.
Primary school pupils create coronavirus public safety posters
Published June 03, 2020 10.38am
Pupils at a County Durham primary school have been creating handmade posters to help us spread public health messages during the coronavirus outbreak.
Outdoor markets across County Durham to reopen next week
Published May 29, 2020 4.34pm
Outdoor markets in County Durham will reopen from next week, following the latest announcement from central Government.
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.