This week we pause to reflect on the life of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh following his death last Friday. Perhaps his greatest legacy is the awards scheme he founded in which millions of young people have participated to their enormous benefit.
On behalf of Dumfries and Galloway Council, we offer our sincere condolences and acknowledge his public service and steadfast support for Her Majesty The Queen over the 73 years of their marriage.
From today, Covid restrictions will be eased enabling us to leave our local authority areas and travel anywhere in mainland Scotland, and 6 adults from up to 6 households can meet up outdoors. We’re eagerly anticipating 26 April when restrictions will ease further and visitor attractions, gyms and non-essential shops will open.
In Dumfries and Galloway, we’re making first class progress with the roll out of vaccinations. More than 70% of our adult population has received the first vaccination dose and more than 30% both doses.
However, we must continue to be cautious and follow the FACTS guidance: face coverings, avoid crowds, clean hands, two metre distance. Anyone with Covid-19 symptoms should self-isolate with their household and book a test.