Up to date information on the current Coronavirus pandemic is available on this link to Public Health England.
If you feel unwell, please consult the NHS on this link.
Durham County Council has published the changes affecting its services on its webpage.
Durham County Council will coordinate its local response through the Teesdale Area Action Partnership. You can read more about TAAP’s role here.
In response to the outbreak and spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and concerns of residents, we have created this page in order that anyone affected or isolating is aware of local residents who are willing to offer help.
There is a national call for volunteers to assist with the support of vulnerable people in isolation. You can find more information on NHS Volunteers on this web page.
Please do not feel you are alone should you become ill, contract COVID-19, or be self-isolating in order to protect yourself.
DO NOT SUFFER ALONE. PLEASE REACH OUT TO PEOPLE YOU KNOW AND TRUST IN YOUR IMMEDIATE NEIGHBOURHOOD OR COMMUNITY GROUPS YOU ARE FAMILIAR WITH.If you are able to offer help to your neighbours, you may want to consider printing out and distributing this post card, which has been been designed to be printed out, filled in and popped through the doors of your neighbours OR you could display it in your window.
You can right-click, save as, and save it to your computer then print out.
If you wish to distribute these to any neighbours, feel free to download this. Please protect those who might be vulnerable to exploitation by coordinating your efforts in your immediate neighbourhood, amongst people who are known to each other.
The NHS in County Durham and Durham County Council, as the social care authority, will take the lead for co-ordinating local information and community response in Barnard Castle. The town council is not the responsible authority check the information from Durham County Council and the NHS on the links above.