WITH around 200 people an hour expected at the new community vaccination centre in Dundee's Caird Hall, changes to parking in adjacent streets have been made to make the process easier.
A pick up and drop off area is being provided on the west side of Crichton Street which is now a strictly no waiting area in which drivers must not park for the duration of a vaccination appointment.
To avoid congestion around the city centre, when attending vaccination appointments people arriving by car are being asked to use Gellatly Street and Greenmarket car parks which are currently free. Parking for Blue Badge holders is available in Castle Street.
Temporary signage advising of these changes is in place.
The new centre is currently being used to vaccinate people aged 65 to 69 with the aim of inviting everyone in this group by the middle of the month.
People will be contacted directly by NHS Tayside to arrange an appointment.
When arriving at the Caird Hall :
• enter alone unless you require the help of a carer;
• wear a face covering inside the venue, unless exempt;
• once inside follow directions and maintain social distancing;
• wear practical clothing so it is easy to access your upper arm;
• you will be asked to wait up to 15 minutes before leaving after your vaccination; and
• do not travel to the Caird Hall unless you have an appointment.
Further information on travelling to the venue can be found on the Caird Hall website at http://www.leisureandculturedundee.com/culture/caird-hall/how-to-find-us
Dundee draws skilled workers from a 60-minute catchment population of 640,000 and has a local population of over 140,000. The availability of a large pool of highly skilled labour is a key feature in the Dundee economy. Flexibility in the labour force is currently more prevalent in Dundee than in Scotland as a whole. All forms of labour market flexibility - part-time, temporary employment, self-employment and shift work - are widely operational within the city. Labour force stability in the city is excellent, enabling companies to plan with confidence. Labour turnover levels are less than 5% and absenteeism averages 2%.