Councillors Richard Ormerod, David Freeman, Carole Lattin, Rob Hanson & Helen Weston

Liberal Democrat Councillors for Elvet, Crossgate, Highgate, Sidegate, St Nicholas and Gilesgate Bank Learn more

The end of Covid in sight?

by Group Office on 21 March, 2021

A year on from our first confirmed case of coronavirus in County Durham, our current seven-day infection rate is now 73.9 per 100,000. However, we are still above the national average for England (62.7 per 100,000). It is pleasing to see that hospital admissions continue to ease, with 43 coronavirus inpatients across the trust as of 9 March.

We would like to thank you for all you are doing to protect yourselves and the most vulnerable members of our community.

Now that the schools have opened the next major steps in the easing of restrictions in Durham are:

•             on 12 April all retail in the city is allowed to open along with libraries, community centres, indoor leisure, outdoor cafes and pubs and hairdressers (Hurrah! Richard has a serious case of lockdown hair!).

•             on 17 May indoor attractions, pubs, restaurants and cafes can open along with outdoor events.

•             on 21 June most restrictions will be lifted.

However, it remains important that we all continue to follow the most up to date guidance.

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