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Updates on our Council's response to the Coronavirus pandemic

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.
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 have issued guidance on dog walking during COVID-19.
SQA have published an update on how teachers will be asked to provide evidence-based judgements to help inform certification this year.
In order to support our suppliers and contractors during the COVID-19 outbreak, the Council has implemented measures to pay all validated supplier invoices as quickly as possible. At the same time, the Council is encouraging suppliers and contractors to invoice or make interim invoice applications to Council more regularly to help cash flow.