Support for local businessesSee More
We're doing everything we can to help local businesses of all sizes during this crisis
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.
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.
Support for communitiesSee More
Details of how we're working with communities during the COVID-19 pandemic
The Connecting Scotland Initiative aims to connect up to 9,000 more people on low incomes who are considered clinically at high risk so they can access services and support and connect with friends and family during the pandemic.
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.
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.
Support for EmploymentSee More
We're doing everything we can to help support local employment during this crisis.
Dumfries & Galloway's local employment partnership website regularly updates local skills and employment news, information, and job opportunities during the Covid 19 crisis.
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.
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.
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.
Schools and childcareSee More
Information and updates from our Education and Learning teams
Our Council is committed to ensuring that all of our children continue to be supported throughout all of our School Holidays. Our Summer Holidays will begin on Friday 3 July and will run until Tuesday 11 August 2020.
Service delivery changesSee More
Details of changes to the way we're delivering services at this time.