Press releases in relation to the Coronavirus outbreak.
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Partnership with university going from strength to strength
Published April 14, 2022 10.03am
We have committed to strengthening our already successful partnership with Durham University, by making our joint working agreement even more ambitious for the county's economy and communities.
LA7 directors of public health statement - Living with Covid
Published April 06, 2022 1.44pm
Thanks to high vaccination coverage in the North East, which is protecting tens of thousands of people from severe illness, hospitalisation or even death, we are in a very different place to when the pandemic began.
New NHS Campaign aims to increase Covid-19 vaccine take up amongst under-30s in County Durham
Published March 17, 2022 2.49pm
Figures show that 25 per cent of 18 to 29-year-olds in County Durham are currently unvaccinated - equivalent to around 21,432 individuals - prompting a new regional campaign to encourage take up.
LA7 statement: Lifting of requirements does not mean pandemic is over
Published February 21, 2022 5.15pm
The Government has today announced that all Covid-19 restrictions will end in England on Thursday.
Holiday let company fined for operating during lockdown
Published February 03, 2022 9.36am
A holiday let owner in County Durham has been ordered to pay almost £3,000 for breaching coronavirus lockdown restrictions.
Reading scheme to boost wellbeing for long Covid patients
Published July 02, 2021 10.59am
Patients being treated for long-term effects of coronavirus in County Durham and Darlington are benefitting from a new mental health and wellbeing initiative.
National day recognises staff efforts during pandemic
Published June 30, 2021 10.59am
Register Office staff at a North East council are being thanked for their dedicated work during the coronavirus pandemic this National Registrars Day.
Coronavirus traffic measures removed from recycling centres
Published June 24, 2021 10.57am
Measures put in place to control traffic at Household Waste Recycling Centres at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic have been removed.
NHS vaccination bus offers easier route to Covid-19 jabs
Published May 06, 2021 12.38pm
A County Durham vaccine bus is being rolled out to encourage more people to get on board with having their COVID-19 jab.
Residents urged to be safe during Easter Bank Holiday to avoid future lockdown rules
Published April 01, 2021 5.21pm
County Durham residents are being urged to stay safe and stay local to prevent coronavirus infection rates rising over the Easter holidays.
Closure order served on holiday lodges after allowing guests during lockdown
Published March 31, 2021 11.11am
The owner of holiday lets in County Durham has been fined and ordered to close their business after it was found to be operating during coronavirus restrictions.
Court orders County Durham gym to close after breaking lockdown rules
Published February 24, 2021 5.50pm
We have successfully obtained a closure order against a County Durham gym for breaching health protection regulations by operating during lockdown.
Statement from LA7 leaders: Vaccination progress is welcoming
Published February 01, 2021 4.56pm
Great progress is being made in our communities with the rollout of Covid-19 vaccines, with many of those in the highest priority groups receiving at least their first dose. We are proud the North East is being recognised for leading the way.
Statement from LA7 leaders: 100,000 deaths signals a grim milestone in the fight against Covid-19
Published January 27, 2021 3.34pm
Every single one of us has suffered as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and we have all made sacrifices in an attempt to save as many lives as possible.
Working to prevent fraud across County Durham
Published November 26, 2020 1.15pm
Councillors have heard today how attempted coronavirus frauds with a value of almost £800,000 have been prevented since the start of the pandemic.
Warning to be watchful of scams and fraud during national lockdown
Published November 17, 2020 11.35am
A North East council is reminding its residents to be watchful for scams and fraud designed to target people during the coronavirus pandemic.
People asked to self isolate following coronavirus outbreak linked to charity football match
Published September 07, 2020 12.54pm
Up to 300 people who attended a charity football match on 30 August at a working men's club on the border of Sunderland and Durham, are being asked to self-isolate for 14 days from the date of the event.