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Schools and childcare
Information and updates from our Education and Learning teams
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Find out the latest position on schools reopening and phased return.
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2 March 2021: Letter to parents from our Head of Education (Quality & Curriculum) on SQA alternative certification model that will be used to determine provisional National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher results.
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The Scottish Government's updated guidance (24 March 2021) sets out the key public health measures that schools should implement to minimise the risks of COVID-19 transmission and infection.
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Face coverings play a role in preventing the transmission of COVID-19, however, there are reasons you may require a face covering exemption.
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Support for local businesses
We're doing everything we can to help local businesses of all sizes during this crisis
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Dumfries and Galloway Council is administering various business grant schemes on behalf of the Scottish Government.
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A variety of temporary measures have been introduced at various levels to support businesses through this period of disruption.
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Did you know that businesses can use our free testing sites for their staff who have no symptoms but want to get tested?
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The Minister for Public Finance and Migration has written to all ratepayers in November 2020 regarding reforms to the non-domestic rating system.
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Support for communities
We're doing everything we can to help support our local communities during this crisis
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Covid-19 is a difficult time for everyone and during this time the Council and its third sector partners are keen to ensure that people requesting emergency food parcels get the support they need.
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Self-isolation can be difficult but it is a powerful tool for controlling the transmission of COVID-19. Help and support is available to you while you are self isolating.
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Information on how to plan and prepare.
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Published every Friday - keep up-to-date with all COVID-19 related matters in our region.
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We're doing everything we can to help support local employment during this crisis.
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Dumfries & Galloway's local employment partnership website regularly updates local skills and employment news, information, and job opportunities during the Covid 19 crisis.
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Across Dumfries and Galloway, public, private and third sector partners work in partnership to offer training, upskilling and support with CV's, job applications and interview preparation.
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The Dumfries and Galloway Youth Guarantee aims to ensure that every young person in Dumfries and Galloway is offered training, education, a job or apprenticeship opportunity.
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Support is available for parents and carers to help address challenges including health, money worries, motivation or childcare that may be making it difficult for you to get in to work or improve your circumstances and options if you are in work.
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