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Following a steep rise in cases across the region, the whole of the North East has been named as an area that will receive additional support. You can read the latest statement from LA7 leaders. There are no additional restrictions on the area or residents but with cases of Covid higher than ever before everyone is asked to continue to act carefully and responsibly. Further information will be provided as it becomes available. See Covid-19 advice and information for advice on how to stay safe. Thank you for playing your part in helping to keep the North East open and protect others.

Controlling the outbreak of Covid-19


In County Durham we have a local outbreak control plan in place to help control an outbreak of Covid-19 and keep people safe.

Workplaces and education settings can Covid-19: report positive Covid-19 cases using our online form. This will help us to support you in the best way we can, to observe clusters and outbreaks and intervene where necessary. This helps to limit transmission within our settings and localities to protect the health of our residents.

We are working closely with our partners, such as Public Health England and their North East Health Protection Team to prepare for any complex cases of Covid-19 infections and outbreaks that occur in our area.

Our Icon for pdf County Durham Covid-19 Local Outbreak Control Plan (PDF, 1.2mb)  will continue to be updated as we learn from any outbreaks and we will adjust our outbreak response accordingly.

If you would like to feedback on the plan, contact us with your comments and suggestions.

If you have any Covid-19 related questions for the Health and Wellbeing Board, you can contact them at hwb@durham.gov.uk. Questions will be discussed at the meetings and responses posted on the Questions that have been asked by the public about outbreak control page.

Further information on the Health and Wellbeing Board, including meeting dates and papers can be found at Health and Wellbeing Board.

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If you, or someone in your household, feels unwell with any Coronavirus symptoms, you must follow government guidance to stay at home and arrange to have a test. See Get a coronavirus test.

Durham Insight Covid-19 dashboard

Having access to up to date intelligence about the impact of coronavirus on County Durham is crucial to our work to reduce the number of cases in our region. The Durham Insight: Covid-19 dashboard is a valuable tool, providing the latest statistical information relating to Covid-19 in County Durham. It includes a surveillance dashboard displaying statistics on cases of coronavirus, the deaths associated with it in the county and the North East as a whole along with data on the number of people who are vaccinated.

There is also a summary section with information to help people to understand the data in context.

Toolkit resources

To help support community, faith and business leaders, we have developed a toolkit to assist with preventing and managing local outbreaks of Covid-19. Please see Covid-19 toolkit (resource pack) for further information.

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Public Health
03000 264 109
Our address is:
  • County Hall
  • Adult and Health Services
  • Durham
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH1 5UJ
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