Support for local businesses
We're doing everything we can to help local businesses of all sizes during this crisis
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Dumfries and Galloway Council is Administering the Scottish Governments Strategic Framework Business Fund. As of the 2 November 2020 Dumfries and Galloway has been placed in TIER 2.
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As we emerge from the COVID-19 lockdown we are now looking to restart our town centres, to revitalise our local economy, and to promote community confidence by attracting our citizens back to the hubs of our communities, encouraging everyone to shop local, but shop safe.
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As part of the measures designed to minimise further spread of COVID-19, hospitality, leisure and close contact businesses such as hairdressers are being asked to collect customer contact details.
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On 21 May 2020, Scottish Government published Scotland's route map out of the Coronavirus crisis which describes each phase of easing the lockdown.
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Support for communities
Details of how we're working with communities during the COVID-19 pandemic
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Every Friday we publish a community bulletin which provides an update on COVID-19 related matters, community resilience, community initiatives, community spirit and volunteering activities being undertaken by citizens and communities, as well as a range of public health and council information.
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Self-isolation can be difficult but it is a powerful tool for controlling the transmission of COVID-19. Help and support is available to you while you are self isolating.
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The Connecting Scotland Initiative aims to digitally connect people so they can access services and support and connect with friends and family during the pandemic.
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Covid-19 is a difficult time for everyone and during this time the Council and its third sector partners are keen to ensure that people requesting emergency food parcels get the support they need.
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Support for Employment
We're doing everything we can to help support local employment during this crisis.
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Dumfries & Galloway's local employment partnership website regularly updates local skills and employment news, information, and job opportunities during the Covid 19 crisis.
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Across Dumfries and Galloway, public, private and third sector partners work in partnership to offer training, upskilling and support with CV's, job applications and interview preparation.
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The Dumfries and Galloway Youth Guarantee aims to ensure that every young person in Dumfries and Galloway is offered training, education, a job or apprenticeship opportunity.
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Support is available for parents and carers to help address challenges including health, money worries, motivation or childcare that may be making it difficult for you to get in to work or improve your circumstances and options if you are in work.
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Schools and childcare
Information and updates from our Education and Learning teams
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On Friday 30 October, the Scottish Government provided updated guidance on reducing the risks from COVID-19 in schools and the childcare sector.
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Information about the arrangements for the reopening of our schools and early learning settings on 12 August.
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An initial FAQs has been prepared in response to enquiries received by the Skills, Education and Learning Directorate.
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Service delivery changes
Details of changes to the way we're delivering services at this time.
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Our Council is giving support in understanding the latest guidance in relation to resuming indoor activities in Community Centres and Village Halls.
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Our opening days and times may have changed due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic. Please check your local centre for up-to-date days and times.
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We're reopening our leisure venues from 14 September 2020.
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Information about the arrangements for the reopening of our schools and early learning settings on 12 August.
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