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Coronavirus (Covid- 19) Update – Town Council Offices are Closed

From Monday 8 June 2020 you will be able to contact the Council offices by telephone only between 9.30am until 1.00pm Monday to Friday. 

The building remains closed to the public unless you have an appointment

Durham County Council Information and Help:

There are currently a range of paid opportunities in the care sector (care workers and kitchen and domestic assistants) which have become particularly apparent during the current COVID emergency.  Three paid roles in particular are in short supply: Care Workers; Kitchen Assistants; and Domestic Assistants.  This is paid work but may well still be appropriate for people who have already expressed an interest in helping out on COVID-related activities in the local community.

You can find more details and how to apply for these roles at Care Academy Recruitment

Please see Durham County Council’s Care Sector New Opportunities press release http://www.durham.gov.uk/article/23119/New-opportunities-in-County-Durham-s-care-sector.

Residents concerned about losing their home due to the financial impact of Coronavirus are being urged to contact a council’s housing team as soon as possible.  See more at Support for residents concerned about housing costs

Durham County Council have more information on their website www.durham.gov.uk/coronavirus that you may find helpful or see COVID19 Update Leaflet – Durham County Council  and there’s a wealth of information available via the Locate website, which is constantly being updated; https://www.durhamlocate.org.uk/

If you don’t have anyone to pick up medication, please contact your community pharmacy. If you are unable to access support for help with essentials such as food supplies, or someone who can listen and support you, please contact Durham County Council, email: communityhub@durham.gov.uk fill in the Covid 19 Help form at www.durham.gov.uk/covid19help or call 03000 260 260 and they will connect you to the help you need.

Want to join Durham County Councils’ community hub? If you are a local voluntary group, local business or other agency offering help in the community, why not join their community hub to help people find support in this time of crisis. It’s free, just fill in the form at www.durham.gov.uk/covid19volunteer or call 03000 260 260. You will receive a call to verify your details and your service added to Locate. This will help people in need find information about your service.

Want to volunteer? If you are interested in volunteering as an individual to help people who are confined to their home, you can find your local support groups on Locate. Many are actively seeking new volunteers. You can also register with Durham County Council as a volunteer at www.durham.gov.uk/covid19volunteer and we’ll try to match you with local residents who you can support. Alternatively you could register to be an NHS Volunteer Responder at www.goodsamapp.org/NHSvolunteerresponders

Great Aycliffe Town Council:

We are following national guidance and sharing advice from Public Health England in relation to the outbreak of Coronavirus (Covid-19) while also planning our response to the virus.  Our priority is the health, safety and well-being of everyone who may use our facilities and services.

Currently, the St. Oswalds’ Pre-School remains open to key workers and we will try to stay open as long as we can.  Please respect the social distancing when dropping your children off and collecting them.  We are doing gate collection/drop off only. 

  • The Council Offices are now closed until further notice.
  • The OakLeaf Golf Course is now closed until further notice.
  • The OakLeaf Sports Complex is closed until further notice.   All scheduled events including the Sk8 Fest, Senior Citizen’s Trips, and MMA event have been cancelled, if possible we will try to reschedule an event at a later date.
  • All council meetings have been cancelled until further notice.

If it is an emergency, please contact the following:

For burials only, call: 07970 559520 or 07779 090842

For parks, play areas and environment, call: 07970 559520

For the Pre-School call: 07974 704213

We request that you please monitor our facebook pages for the most up to date information as things are changing very quickly.  We will try to keep you informed with any further changes.

Great Aycliffe Town Council thanks you for your co-operation in these unprecedented circumstances.