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Updates on our Council's response to the Coronavirus pandemic

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.
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.
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.
During lockdown a leaving care worker wrote a poem about how her role changed.
The First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, announced yesterday that restrictions were being reintroduced in Aberdeen due to a coronavirus outbreak in the city. The First Minister advised that pubs and restaurants in Aberdeen needed to close from 5pm last night.
Today, the First Minister announced that shielding will be paused from 1 August. The Scottish Government will be sending out more formal communications to patients, GPs, Health Boards etc. tomorrow (24 July).
Colleagues in Cumbria are asking people who visited three Carlisle pubs on specific dates to come forward for COVID-19 testing.
Localised travel restrictions have been lifted.
With regard to the operation of outside drinking areas for sale of alcohol, all four Divisional Licensing Boards in Dumfries and Galloway must satisfy themselves that Occasional licence applications for outside drinking areas provide assurance that the terms of the Scottish Government Sectoral Guidance and legal provisions on Coronavirus transmission prevention can be met.