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

LA7 Statement on Chancellor's announcement

Source: DCC press release, 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 welcoming today's announcements about additional support for businesses.


Hard work paying off but no room for complacency

Source: DCC press release, published October 21, 2020 10.52pm

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

Source: DCC press release, 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. It comes as another five venues across the county are issued with direction orders and told they must immediately close for failing to abide by the latest measures.


North East councils seek an assurance of fair and sustainable Government funding package

Source: DCC press release, 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

Source: DCC press release, published October 16, 2020 2.08pm

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, confirm the areas are still at High Alert level.


Press releases

For general county council news see Latest news, and for our most recent press releases about Coronavirus see Coronavirus news.

Changes to services

For all the latest changes to our information and support services, visit Coronavirus advice and information.

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