Below are links to a range of useful websites providing up-to-date and official information and advice. Beware of information circulating on social media - it can be a very unreliable source of information, although good for keeping in contact with friends and keeping spirits up!
For up-to date information:
NHS Inform www.nhsdg.co.uk/covid-19
The Scottish Government: www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19/
The UK Government (some of this will apply to England and Wales - check for Scotland): www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response
Dumfries and Galloway Council
Latest Updates: www.dumgal.gov.uk/COVID-19-Latest-Updates
Council Support: www.dumgal.gov.uk/supportDG
Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway
DG Resilience: dgresilience.org.uk
Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway has created a new website to give the public easy access to what help is available from local organisations during the COVID-19 pandemic. The map-based site can be found online at dgresilience.org.uk and allows residents to search for groups that are offering support in their area. The map can zoom into an area, town or village with a pin for each organisation giving contact details and a brief description of what is available or required, as it also allows organisations to make appeals for support and resources.
As mentioned above, there can be a lot of misleading information about - particularly on social media. Full Fact is a useful fact-checking website.
Full Fact: fullfact.org/health/