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Latest coronavirus news and updates


See the latest news and information about coronavirus from ourselves and the government.

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Statement from LA7 leaders: Remain cautious as restrictions prepare to further ease

Source: DCC press release, published 9 April

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.

Statement from LA7 leaders: Remain cautious as restrictions prepare to further ease


Statement from LA7 Leaders: One year on and the Covid fight goes on

Source: DCC press release, published 22 March

This is a significant week in our fight against Covid-19 as we reach the anniversary of the first national lockdown. A year ago when the first lockdown was announced no one could imagine then how it would impact on all our lives. Tomorrow (Tuesday 23 March) we will all pause at noon in a moment of silent reflection while monuments will be lit up across the region in memory of and in tribute to all those who have lost their lives to Covid.

Statement from LA7 Leaders: One year on and the Covid fight goes on


Statement from LA7 leaders: Support throughout the road to recovery

Source: DCC press release, published 8 March

Today (Monday 8 March) marks an important milestone on our road to recovery as we reach the first step of the Government's plan for easing lockdown restrictions.

Statement from LA7 Leaders: Support throughout the road to recovery


Statement from LA7 leaders: Stay vigilant and help us recover

Source: DCC press release, published 1 March

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.


Prime Minister's press conference

Source: Government, published 22 February

The Prime Minister has announced that the Covid-19 rules will be eased in stages.

Youtube: Prime Minister's Coronavirus press conference (22 February 2021)


LA7 leaders call for more support while welcoming cautious approach to easing of lockdown in latest joint statement

Source: DCC press release, published 22 February

The government's announcement of a cautious approach to easing lockdown is sensible but it needs to be kept under constant review.

LA7 leaders call for more support while welcoming cautious approach to easing of lockdown in latest joint statement


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