Press releases in relation to the Coronavirus outbreak.
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Supporting businesses across County Durham
Published March 30, 2020 1.54pm
More than 1,000 businesses across County Durham have already received their grant to help support them through the Coronavirus pandemic.
Bin crews says a big thank you for messages of support
Published March 27, 2020 2.42pm
A North East council has thanked kind-hearted residents for the flurry of messages of thanks received by its bin crews during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Council launches virtual support hubs to provide help to local communities
Published March 27, 2020 2.02pm
A helpline, webpage and support network have been set up to help people in County Durham who are struggling during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Park and ride services suspended in Durham City
Published March 27, 2020 1.00pm
Park and ride services in Durham City are to close temporarily as the nation responds to the Government's plea to stay at home.
Seaham Food Festival cancelled
Published March 27, 2020 9.26am
A seaside food festival has been cancelled to support national efforts to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus.
Maintaining mental wellbeing while staying home
Published March 26, 2020 3.11pm
People in County Durham who are having to stay at home during the Coronavirus pandemic are being offered advice on how to maintain their mental wellbeing.
Update on council services amid Coronavirus outbreak
Published March 25, 2020 12.46pm
We are continuing to update residents on the impact of services as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Changes to our services following government announcement
Published March 24, 2020 3.35pm
A number of temporary changes are being made to our services in line with latest government guidance during the Coronavirus outbreak.
Essential services for residents maintained
Published March 23, 2020 5.25pm
Our staff are working tirelessly to ensure essential services for residents continue to be provided during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Supporting businesses through the pandemic
Published March 23, 2020 5.17pm
We have pledged to do everything in our power to quickly implement the support announced by Government for businesses and workers impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic.
Helping those in need across County Durham
Published March 23, 2020 3.52pm
As communities across County Durham rally together during these unprecedented times, we are offering support and advice to residents.
County Durham parks and beaches open
Published March 20, 2020 5.50pm
County Durham's parks and beaches remain open.
Pupils create uplifting video ahead of school closures
Published March 20, 2020 5.20pm
As schools across the county prepare to close due to the Coronavirus outbreak, children from a County Durham primary school have sent out a message of support for their fellow pupils and local community.
Council announces financial support for residents and businesses
Published March 20, 2020 3.09pm
We have announced a series of financial measures to help residents and businesses impacted by the Coronavirus outbreak.
"Providing community leadership and support to our communities"
Published March 18, 2020 4.15pm
A North council Leader has outlined the steps it has taken to "provide community leadership and support to our communities in what are truly unprecedented, uncertain and challenging times for everyone."
Council's continuing response to COVID-19 guidance
Published March 18, 2020 2.19pm
We have announced further details of how our services and events are affected in response to government guidance on Coronavirus.
Bishop Auckland Food Festival cancelled
Published March 17, 2020 5.28pm
A County Durham food festival has been cancelled in response to government guidance on Coronavirus.