Useful links to official information

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!

NHS contacts

For up-to date information:

NHS Inform



Government Advice

The Scottish

The UK Government (some of this will apply to England and Wales - check for Scotland)

Dumfries and Galloway Council

Latest Updates:

Council Support:

Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway

DG Resilience:

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 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.

Fact Checking

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: