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Our online benefit claim and calculator will not be available between 7.00pm on Friday 21 January and 9.00pm on Saturday 22 January due to maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

The Health Secretary has set out the next steps in the fight against Coronavirus. See the press conference at Youtube: Coronavirus press conference (19 January 2022).

Changes to services throughout the coronavirus outbreak

Information about changes to our services throughout coronavirus pandemic.

In line with the Prime Minister's announcement that England will move to 'Plan B' to slow the spread of the Omicron variant of coronavirus, face masks or face coverings are required for all staff and the public when in our buildings and venues with certain exemptions which include anyone with a health condition or disability, and those under the age of eleven. Face coverings may only be removed while eating. Helping to reduce the spread of coronavirus, this will enable us to maintain the provision of services for those who need them most.

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Bins and recycling

Births, deaths and marriages


See our Covid-19 support for businesses information.

Care and health

Council and democracy

Customer Services


Housing advice during the coronavirus outbreak


Our Leisure centres have reopened for gym, swim and outdoor fitness classes only.

Roads, transport and parking

  • Durham City Park and Ride  continues with covid secure measures in place
  • Public transport is running but may be subject to timetable changes
  • Car parks are open - please use cashless payments to pay for parking where possible

Schools, nurseries and learning

See information on going to school, university or college