It’s Carers Week this week, so we want to say a big thank you to the many unsung heroes who have cared for loved ones, friends and neighbours during the Covid pandemic.
In this week’s Community, we acknowledge our debt to the volunteers and carers in our region and thank them wholeheartedly for all that they do.
This edition of Community features some great ideas for getting out and about, including exploring the wildflowers in the Rhins of Galloway, Destination Tweed starting in Moffat, walking in Springfield, and a new cycling festival around Gatehouse.
The fight against Covid seems to go on and on. No sooner do we appear to be making progress when another hot spot emerges. However, on the whole, we’re moving in the right direction.
With around 50% of adults in Dumfries and Galloway having received their second dose of vaccine, we’re making noticeable progress in our fight against Covid.
Amidst the pressures and pain of the Covid pandemic, it’s easy to forget some of the ‘normal’ things that go on around us.
In Dumfries and Galloway, we continue to make outstanding progress on Covid vaccinations. 71.4% of our adult population has been given the first dose of a vaccine
After what has felt like an interminable period since late January, we’re now easing our way out of lockdown.
From today, Covid restrictions will be eased enabling us to leave our local authority areas and travel anywhere in mainland Scotland
Across Scotland, the number of deaths from Covid-19 has fallen sharply; down by over 80% in the last 2 months. The number of people in hospital and intensive care is also reducing.