While the number of Covid cases remains frustratingly high, we seem to be a long way from any return to “normality”.
The fact that 2 people die by suicide every day in Scotland is shocking.
Having stoically endured the vicissitudes of the Covid pandemic for many months, including testing, lockdowns, and isolation
According to the latest statistics, the daily number of Covid cases in Scotland is at its highest since the whole country moved to Level 0.
We had hoped that the number of Covid cases in our region would be falling as they have in other areas of Scotland.
Assuming that all goes well, Monday 9 August will see significant changes with almost all of Scotland’s remaining Covid restrictions due to come to an end.
With the school holidays in full swing we have provided a particular focus in this issue to keeping children safe this summer.
We hope you are enjoying the current spell of good weather and getting the opportunity to enjoy our region’s lovely beaches and countryside.
As a region bordering England and welcoming many visitors over the border, it’s important that people know and observe the rules applying to Dumfries and Galloway.
As can be seen in this edition of Community, the number of Covid cases in our region has declined in the last week but our local health colleagues are worried that the number is still too high.