Edition 1 Tuesday 7th April 2020
Welcome to the first edition of Community, your new Dumfries and Galloway community bulletin – providing local information during COVID-19.
We find ourselves in unprecedented times. The COVID-19 pandemic has shaken the world. It is impacting on our daily lives. We are acutely aware how it will affect the health and wellbeing of our children and families, our communities, our businesses, and our local economy, however, please be assured that you remain our top priority.
We have become familiar with the terms socialdistancing and self-isolation, and we must continue to listen to the medical and scientific advice, the advice of government and civic leaders to stay home to save lives and protect our NHS. We know that more people will become unwell, some with mild symptoms, and some more serious symptoms. We also know
that, sadly, some will lose their lives. But we can be very proud that, despite this, over 1,200 citizens and around 200 community organisations have put their names forward to provide community resilience and basic needs support, to help our key workers to deliver key local services, support our NHS, and much, much more. Thank you so much.
Our Council and partners are responding, and responding quickly, to the emerging situation.
We are a rural region, but we know from experience that our communities are strong and resilient, and we will support you to help each other. It’s what we all do best.
Our Council is committed to providing this bulletin throughout COVID-19.
We hope you find this first edition of Community useful, as we all work together to promote community spirit and share community support across Dumfries and Galloway.