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Latest coronavirus news and updates


See the latest news and information about coronavirus from ourselves and the government.

Latest news

Prime Minister's press conference

Source: Government, published 4 January 2022

The Prime Minister has today held a press conference on the latest Coronavirus developments. See Youtube: Coronavirus press conference (4 January 2022) for details.


Prime Minister's press conference

Source: Government, published 15 December 2021

The Prime Minister has today held a press conference on the latest Coronavirus developments. See Youtube: Coronavirus press conference (15 December 2021) for details.


Statement from LA7 leaders - "vaccines best chance of preventing Omicron spiraling out of control"

The emergence of the highly transmissible Omicron variant poses a serious threat to our communities.

See Statement from LA7 leaders - "vaccines best chance of preventing Omicron spiralling out of control".


Continuing to deliver services safely following Plan B announcement

We would like to reassure residents and businesses that we will continue to deliver our services following the introduction of the Government's Plan B winter response.

See Continuing to deliver services safely following Plan B announcement.


Statement from LA7 Directors of Public Health following announcement of Plan B measures

Source: DCC press release, published 9 December 2021

Our communities are once again being asked to step up to help protect each other and the NHS as restrictions are reintroduced in England.

See Statement from LA7 Directors of Public Health following announcement of Plan B measures.


Prime Minister's press conference

Source: Government, published 8 December 2021

The Prime Minister has today announced new measures to help combat the spread of Covid-19. See Youtube: Covid-19 Press Conference 8 December 2021 for details.


Statement from LA7 Directors of Public Health

Source: DCC press release, published 29 November 2021

It has been the case throughout the pandemic that new variants could emerge at any time. The Omicron variant, as it has been named by the World Health Organisation, was first identified in South Africa, and has since been found in several countries, including the United Kingdom.

See Statement from LA7 Directors of Public Health .


LA7 Leaders' statement - Covid winter plan and 12-15s vaccinations

Source: DCC press release, published 15 September 2021

With the return of colder weather on the horizon, and children and young people going back to schools, colleges, and universities, it is essential that clear and robust plans are put in place to protect us from any significant increase in Covid-19 cases and the burden that would place on the NHS.

See LA7 Leaders' statement - Covid winter plan and 12-15s vaccinations.


Prime Minister's press conference

Source: Government, published 14 September 2021

See the latest update from the Prime Minister at YouTube Coronavirus press conference: 14 September 2021.


Nominate your Covid Hero

Source: DCC news, published 8 September 2021

Do you know a local hero who embodies the region's renowned goodwill?

See Nominate Your Covid Hero.


Press releases

For all of our press releases relating to the coronavirus outbreak, see Coronavirus news.

Changes to services

For all the latest changes to our information and support services, see our Covid-19 advice and information page.

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