NHS Dumfries & Galloway

COVID-19 testing expands to those not experiencing symptoms

COVID-19 testing is now available for everyone across Dumfries and Galloway, regardless of whether or not they have symptoms. Anyone experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 is asked to immediately self-isolate along with their household, and to continue self-isolating until they receive a test result. However, in a further evolution of testing within the region, from Thursday …

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Third of region’s population receive first vaccination

A TOTAL of 49,866 first dose COVID-19 vaccinations have now been delivered in Dumfries and Galloway – representing more than a third of the region’s entire population. The majority of people aged 65 and over have now received a vaccination, along with those who are shielding, care home residents and the majority of front line …

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Technical issue affects batch of vaccination letters

A TECHNICAL issue has affected a batch of vaccination appointment letters which were issued yesterday. These incorrectly gave yesterday’s date for those appointments.People receiving these letters will be vaccinated on Thursday and Friday of this week. They will now receive new letters by mid-week which set out the correct details.We apologise for any confusion and …

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Call for DG8 and DG9 postcode populations to be tested for COVID-19

A CALL is being issued for everyone in the DG8 and DG9 postcodes to come forward and be tested for COVID-19 – whether or not they are currently experiencing symptoms. Testing has been available this week in Stranraer for people experiencing symptoms and those who felt they might have COVID but were asymptomatic. However, capacity …

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Quarter of region’s population receive first vaccination

A TOTAL of 37,647 first dose COVID-19 vaccinations have now been delivered in Dumfries and Galloway – representing a vaccination for around one in every four people. Dumfries and Galloway is on course to have delivered a first vaccination to the majority of people aged 65 and over by this Sunday, along with those who …

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Testing call to drive down rates in Annan and Dumfries

A NOTABLE rate of COVID cases in the Annan and Dumfries areas has prompted calls for anyone with even the mildest symptoms to be tested. New cases of the coronavirus have been decreasing across Dumfries and Galloway in recent weeks following a surge over new year fuelled by the highly transmissible variant B.1.1.7. However, the …

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Stranraer COVID testing expands to include people without symptoms

COVID-19 testing for people who do not have obvious symptoms of the coronavirus is being made available in Stranraer from Monday February 8. As part of an evolving national approach which is making more asymptomatic testing available, people in the DG8 and DG9 postcodes without symptoms will be able to book tests on the day …

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