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Postal voters are reminded to post their ballot pack today (Wednesday) in order to cast their vote in the upcoming election. If you haven't received your ballot pack and you are registered to vote by post, please contact our election helpline on 03000 261 212.

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)  was endorsed by the Health and Wellbeing Board on 14 July 2020. We will continue to update it 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 ensuring the number of cases in our region continues to fall. 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 and deaths associated with it in the county and the North East as a whole.

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.

Contact us
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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