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We would like to make people aware that the NHS now has post-viral clinics available. Please contact your GP for more details.
COVID-19 TESTING KITS
In line with the roadmap out of lockdown Durham County Council are now offiering free LFD testing and home testing kits to residents in the County Durham area.
The 14 LFD testing sites are below, all will be open for testing from Friday 15th April.
Annfield Plain Library, DH9 8EZ
Belmont Library, DH1 2AA
Brandon Library, DH7 8NN
Chilton Library, DL17 0EX
Easington Colliery Library, SR8 3PN
Newton Aycliffe Youth Centre, DL5 4HT
Pelton Library, DH2 1HS
Spennymoor Leisure Centre, DL16 6DB
Teesdale Hub, DL12 8TD
Willington Library, DL15 0PG
Woodhouse Close Library, DL14 6JX
Lanchester Library, DH7 0NT
Trimdon Library, TS29 6PY
Wolsingham Library, DL13 3AB
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CITIZEN AID APP
Simply download the free, no adds citizenAID App from either Google Play, Apple App or the Windows store.
The citizenAID App will reduce the anxiety from difficult decision making in an unfamiliar situation. Follow the logical steps to do the right things in the right order. Stay safe and help us… to help you… to save lives.
The citizenAID app is free to the UK public and is designed initially for use in the UK. Access is left open internationally for the wider public good, but recognising there is detail that relates only to the UK (such as emergency service phone number). Additional country versions will be developed dependent on demand.” US version is available, search “citizenAID US” in Google & iTunes.
30 HOURS FREE CHILDCARE
Currently all three and four year old are entitled to 15 hours free early education entitlement (FFE) but from September 2017 children of working parents will be eligible for 1140 hours of government funded childcare per year – the equivalent of 30 hours per week, over 38 weeks of the year. This is currently being referred to by the government as ’30 hours free childcare’.
The HYPER study conducted in County Durham highlighted a complex picture surrounding children and young people’s consumption of energy drinks. The parent leaflet was developed by County Durham Drug and Alcohol Recovery Service following research which was led by Shelina Visram from Durham University and was funded by Bishop Auckland and Shildon AAP.