Families and pupils urged to help Covid fight


18th August 2020

As the first week of full-time school classes across Dundee continues, a reminder is being issued to all pupils and families about what they can do to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.

The city council has created a campaign which is now running on its Twitter and Facebook pages highlighting issues including the wearing of face coverings in shops and physical distancing at the school gates.

Dundee City Council children and families service convener Cllr Stewart Hunter explained: "Dundee schools are keenly aware of issues like these and are taking steps to remind pupils of their responsibilities.

"There has been a huge effort to get our schools ready for the full-time return of pupils after nearly five months, and everybody is getting used to young people being in the classroom and outside schools again.

"We all need to do everything we can to prevent the spread of coronavirus. This includes wearing face coverings when in shops and on regular public transport, and physical distancing.

"That is why advice is being given regularly to our young people around these issues and to stress how important their actions are to prevent the transmission of coronavirus.

"Steps are also taken within schools including then staggering of lunches and comprehensive hygiene measures.

"I would also like to take this opportunity to ask parents and families to remember to physically distance when they are dropping off or collecting their children from school.

"We cannot be complacent and everyone has a part to play."

Dundee City Council

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%.

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