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Updates on our Council's response to the Coronavirus pandemic

It is anticipated that the Scottish Government will permit the operation of outside drinking areas on 6 July 2020. Please note that this is an indicative date only - the Scottish Government has advised that they will comment further with regard to this on 2 July 2020.
A new telephone service has been launched to give volunteer-led support to isolated residents in Dumfries and Galloway.
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.
Your council tax may be reduced if you are on a low income or benefits.
As we are all spending more time at home there may be an increased risk of fire.
A £5 million fund will offer interest-free loans to landlords whose tenants are having difficulty paying rent during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.
Our Council is receiving requests for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) from Community Resilience Groups across our region.
We have now received confirmation that areas of the Scottish Government's Coronavirus Business Support fund have been updated to allow changes to rate records to ensure that grants reach those business ratepayers in need and directly affected by COVID-19.
During COVID-19 our Streetscene Teams across the region have been concentrating staff resources on vital services, with an emphasis on maintaining cemeteries; burials; emptying litter bins and supporting waste collection teams.
The Scottish Government has announced a second phase of business support funding.