With most of our outlets closed, we decided to abandon the usual Summer issue of the Green Handbook. A digital-only edition has been made – we hope to get back to a printed issue as soon as we are able to. In tandem, we are developing the website to include some of the articles that have appeared in the magazine.
Despite Dumfries & Galloway not being a disease hotspot, we do know of local people who have been very ill and sadly, not all have survived. Very few people who got ill were actually tested so we don’t really know how prevalent the disease has been here. As the lockdown is relaxed, extra vigilance is needed.
We decided to tackle some of the issues that have arisen during lockdown – hoping that some reliable factual information might counterbalance some of the misinformation that has been circulating on social media.
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STAY INFORMED WITH RELIABLE SOURCES OF INFORMATION
Coronavirus articles in this special edition have been written and compiled from information provided by medical professionals specialising in epidemics and pandemics who have spent many years preparing for a pandemic such as this.
SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT ADVICE www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19/
DR. JOHN CAMPBELL – NURSING EDUCATOR www.youtube.com/user/Campbellteaching
COVID-19 STATISTICS ourworldindata.org/coronavirus
TELL THE NHS ABOUT YOUR CORONAVIRUS EXPERIENCE www.nhs.uk/coronavirus-status-checker/
National COVID-19 Helpline 0800 111 4000
NHS24 111 www.nhsinform.scot
Doctor Out of Hours 111
Social Work Out of Hours 01387 273660
Third Sector D&G 0300 303 8558
D&G Citizens Advice Service 0300 303 4321 www.dagcas.org
Samaritans 116 123
SHOUT – for support in a crisis Text SHOUT to 85258 for free
Scotland’s Domestic Abuse Helpline 0800 027 1234
Age Scotland 0800 12 44 222 Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Shelter Scotland 0808 800 444 Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
LGBT Helpline Scotland 0300 123 2523
Childline 0800 1111
D&G Co. Community Bulletin supportdg.dumgal.gov.uk/communitybulletin