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COVID cases in Dumfries and Galloway

01.07.2020 A total of nine new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in the Gretna and Annan areas of Dumfries and Galloway since Monday.  Each person is currently self-isolating, and work continues to take place through the local Test and Protect system to identify their recent contacts and to make any necessary testing arrangements in …

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Dental practices resume some emergency and urgent dental care

A limited range of treatment for urgent and emergency cases is now able to be offered at dental practices within Dumfries and Galloway from this week. This comes as part of national moves to restore services affected by COVID-19. However, patients are asked to note that access to dental practices continues to be by telephone …

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Mobile COVID testing

There is a Mobile Testing Unit moving around the region to provide local testing facilities for individuals aged five and over who have symptoms of COVID-19, symptomatic key workers not covered by existing NHS testing, and household members of these groups. This testing is by appointments made in advance. This testing unit is being organised …

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Launch of Test and Protect programme

A national contact tracing programme for COVID-19 was officially launched in Scotland today. ‘Test and Protect’ aims to limit the spread of coronavirus by identifying those who have the virus, asking them to self and household isolate and then identifying individuals who have had close contact with the positive case and are at risk of …

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NHS Board Update

On Monday, a virtual meeting of NHS Dumfries and Galloway Board featured updates on the implementation of national directives around COVID-19. Board members agreed new governance arrangements aimed at restoring some committees as much as is possible within the current coronavirus epidemic. As part of those discussions, it was confirmed that a Public Health Governance …

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Implementing ‘Test, Trace, Isolate and Support’

Earlier this month the Scottish Government published COVID-19 – Test, Trace, Isolate and Support (TTIS) which outlined Scotland’s approach to contact tracing in the context of COVID-19. In line with this document, NHS Dumfries and Galloway together with local resilience partners have worked together to pilot our local approach to TTIS.  NHS Dumfries and Galloway …

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Mobile testing for key workers

There is a Mobile Testing Unit moving around the region to provide local testing facilities for symptomatic key workers not covered by existing NHS testing arrangements, individuals over 65 years of age, or household members of these groups. This testing is by appointments made in advance. This testing unit is being organised by the UK …

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Update on NHS Board

An update on continuing work to address the challenge of COVID-19 was submitted to the NHS Dumfries and Galloway Board this week. The Board met virtually on Monday, and were briefed on new developments including the move towards the introduction of ‘Test, Trace, Isolate and Support’ – in line with national directions. Addressing the Board, …

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