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.
Most of Scotland is due to move down at least one restriction level from Monday but there are still alarming levels of the virus in places such as Moray and Glasgow. Variant Covid strains continue to be a major concern. So, as restrictions are eased and more socialising and physical contact are allowed, we need to remember that things could change rapidly for the worse. We mustn’t forget that we’re still dealing with a deadly virus.
The progress made and consequent easing of restrictions is thanks to everyone who has stuck to the rules and made many sacrifices over the months since Christmas. But mini outbreaks could take us backwards and lead to restrictions having to be reimposed. So, please don’t take our new freedoms for granted. Take things slowly, continue to be cautious, vigilant, and sensible. Please don’t risk the health and wellbeing of yourself or others.
Meanwhile, in Mental Health Awareness Week, to assist you look after your own wellbeing, there are some excellent tips in this issue of Community for getting out and experiencing this region’s great outdoors.
Dumfries and Galloway.