Welcome to edition 28 of Community.
This week we’ve seen the most significant relaxation of COVID-19 measures, with the reopening of hairdressers and barbers, bars and restaurants, cinemas, tourist attractions, places of worship and childcare settings.
We’re delighted to see more of our local businesses restarting but we are told by our public health officials that this could also bring the greatest resurgence in the virus – so please continue to follow public health measures, including physical distancing rules, and wear a face covering on public transport and in shops.
The reopening of indoor spaces requires anti-virus precautions to be in place and all customers will be asked to provide their name and a phone number, as part of the NHS Test and Protect scheme, and we ask you to be patient and understanding when staff ask for this information.
Inside today we continue with our mix of your great community stories, public health and council information, and as always we thank you for taking the time to read your Dumfries and Galloway community bulletin.