Residents asked to get involved in Northumberland's first covid question time

Health and council leaders in Northumberland are to host their first ever online coronavirus public question time.

Saturday, 14th November 2020, 7:00 am

While case numbers have steadied, they’re still too high in the county, and following the recent introduction of a national lockdown, leaders will be answering residents’ questions on Wednesday, November 18, at 5pm.

The panel for the broadcast will include: Cllr Glen Sanderson, leader of Northumberland County Council, Liz Morgan, director of Public Health and Daljit Lally, chief executive.

The broadcast, the first of its kind in the region, will look at the current Covid-19 picture in Northumberland, what the national lockdown means for the county, and answer queries or concerns people have.

County Hall in Morpeth.

Cllr Sanderson said: “We know the impact this pandemic has had on all our lives and the hard work that everyone has put in to stay safe and drive numbers down.

“People have already made huge sacrifices, and many feel exhausted by the strain that it has caused. We have a duty to support our communities to continue all their hard work to get infections under control, and we're in a good position to build on that.“The situation is changing almost daily so this is a great opportunity to find out the very latest information from a number of experts, as well as hearing about some of the questions that affect you and your communities.”

People can submit their questions to the council via

While council and health bosses might not be able to answer every question, the aim is to cover the most commonly-asked issues.Residents will be able to watch the broadcast live at

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