DUMFRIES & Galloway will stay in level two of the Scottish Government coronavirus restrictions.

The announcement was made yesterday by the first minister, Nicola Sturgeon to the parliament in Edinburgh. It will be reviewed next week.

Elaine Murray, leader of Dumfries and Galloway Council said: “Keep up your good work, and hopefully we’ll be in the less restrictive level one very soon.”

The region went into level two on November 2.

Rob Davidson, deputy leader said: “We appreciate the hard effort everyone is making.”

The Scottish Government system has five levels of protection aimed at controlling the spread of the coronavirus.

It runs from zero to four, with zero having the least restrictions and four the most significant.