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Latest information on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
New national restrictions in England are now in force until Wednesday 2nd December.
Durham County Council has announced details of how services will be affected across the county during the latest lockdown period. These details are under continuous review as government advice and guidance emerges.
From 2nd December, the government has announced that County Durham, along with other authorities in the North East of England, will be placed in a strengthened Tier 3 (Very High Alert). A statement from the North East LA7 Leaders regarding the announcement is available online.
Update from Michelle Gorman, Managing Director, Visit County Durham
As the sector faces another devastating lockdown, Visit County Durham is committed to supporting businesses during this incredibly challenging time. The county’s visitor economy has proved time and time again that it is resilient, and we aim to provide businesses with the information and support they need to adapt, reset and recover.
It is vital that we look ahead and plan for recovery. By continuing to work together, we can ensure the county is best placed to emerge even stronger. If you need information or support, please email email@example.com
Visit County Durham’s virtual ‘Tourism of the Future’ Autumn Conference was held on Wednesday 4th November 2020. The conference heard from Foresight Factory on future tourism trends, UKHospitality on current impacts of the pandemic and the latest industry lobbying of government, and an update from Visit County Durham.
Download the presentations from the conference.
Latest information and announcements
We would advise all partners to regularly check this website and the VisitBritain and Government business support web pages, all of which are being continually updated with the latest advice and information for all tourism businesses.
Catch up on previous annnouncements