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COVID cases update

02.07.2020 A further case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in the Gretna and Annan areas of Dumfries and Galloway, taking the total to ten since Monday. The increase is confirmed as the Scottish Government has announced extended lockdown restrictions for postcode areas in Dumfries and Galloway over the next few days – to help limit …

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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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