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Updates on our Council's response to the Coronavirus pandemic

School Clothing Grants 2021-22 Timetable

Financial support for families of school children and younger children

Scotland in Lockdown

From Tuesday 5 January, mainland Scotland moved from Level 4 to a temporary Lockdown.

Plans for Higher Exams to Go Ahead and National 5 Exams Replaced

Yesterday, the Deputy First Minister made a statement to the Scottish Parliament about how SQA qualifications at National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher will be awarded for Session 2020/2021.

Transitional Support Fund for Childcare Providers

The Scottish Government has made funding available, through a Transitional Support Fund, for childcare providers to support them to adapt their settings safely to reopen.

Spaces for People

Dumfries and Galloway Council needs your help to identify locations that may need temporary measures to ensure people can get about safely when walking, cycling and wheeling (in a wheelchair or mobility scooter) during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Poem by a Keyworker

During lockdown a leaving care worker wrote a poem about how her role changed.

Volunteers helping to Touch Base with isolated residents

A new telephone service has been launched to give volunteer-led support to isolated residents in Dumfries and Galloway.

Sight Loss charity launches new virtual 'ask the expert' advice

People living with sight loss across Dumfries & Galloway will be able to get clinical advice from a dispensing optician or optometrist to help manage their eye conditions during lockdown, thanks to the launch of a new digital service.

Council Tax Reduction

Your council tax may be reduced if you are on a low income or benefits.

Fire Safety Checklist

As we are all spending more time at home there may be an increased risk of fire.