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Updates on our Council's response to the Coronavirus pandemic

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