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The leaders of the seven local councils, the North of Tyne Mayor and Northumbria's Police and Crime Commissioner encourage people to work together to move out of Tier 3 as quickly and as safely as possible.

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The leaders of the seven local councils, the North of Tyne Mayor and Northumbria's Police and Crime Commissioner encourage people to work together to move out of Tier 3 as quickly and as safely as possible.

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Plans announced to reinstate services affected by national lockdown

Source: DCC press release, published November 27, 2020 11.16am

We have set out how we will safely reopen venues and reinstate services affected by the national lockdown next week.


Prime Minister's press conference (26 November 2020)

Source: government, published November 26, 2020

Coronavirus press conference with Boris Johnson, Prime Minister; Prof Chris Whitty, Chief Medical Officer and Sir Patrick Vallance, Chief Scientific Advisor outlining the three tier system that will begin across England on 2 December.

Watch the Prime Minister's press conference (26 November 2020) on YouTube.


Let's work together to move out of Tier 3 as quickly and as safely as possible

Source: DCC press release, published November 26, 2020 11.44am

After an incredibly challenging period of national lockdown, our region now finds itself in the 'very high' tier 3.


Covid Community Champions needed to help keep County Durham safe and informed

Source: DCC press release, published November 24, 2020 12.26pm

Some of County Durham's first Covid Community Champions have shared what motivated them to sign up to the scheme following its official launch.


Prime Minister statement on COVID-19 Winter Plan

Source: Government, published November 23, 2020 5.30pm

The Prime Minister today made a statement on the COVID-19 Winter Plan.


Latest statement from regional leaders on lockdown

Source: DCC press release, published November 18, 2020 12.34pm

North East NHS and local authority leaders have issued a joint statement today asking for continued public support amid concern at Covid infection rates, with just 14 days until lockdown is due to end.


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