We’re heading into spring but we’re not there yet could be a metaphor for the current Covid-19 situation.
The sun is shining in Dumfries and Galloway but it’s bitterly cold and we know that other parts of Scotland have been hit by heavy snowfalls.
1 in 5 of the UK population has now been vaccinated; more than 1 million vaccinations have been administered in Scotland. Particularly good progress is being made in Dumfries and Galloway, with 1 in 4 of our population already vaccinated.
The vaccination programme offers us hope but we know that we’re not yet done with Covid-19. As new variants emerge seemingly every week, we must remain vigilant and do all that we can to stop the spread of this deadly virus. We’re truly grateful for the sacrifices and sterling efforts that you have made so far in combating the pandemic.
We wholeheartedly thank all the NHS, Council and other key workers who have gone above and beyond on the frontline of dealing with the effects of Covid-19.
Obviously, it would be a great shame if we eased up now and unnecessarily cost the lives of people who could have got through this.
So, please continue to stick to the FACTS.