Schools Face Coverings Thanks


6th November 2020

Dundee pupils, their families and school staff are being thanked for supporting new face coverings guidance which was introduced this week.

City council children and families convener Stewart Hunter is urging everyone to keep up their efforts in the fight against coronavirus.

New guidance that S4-6 pupils and their teachers should wear face coverings in classrooms was introduced on Monday as Dundee was placed under Level 3 measures.

Most Dundee secondaries have also asked S1-3 pupils to follow that guidance.

Councillor Hunter said: “While speaking to the chairs of Dundee parent councils this week, I was heartened by the level of support there is across the city for this new guidance.

“We have an ongoing dialogue with them about a number of matters and I am always pleased to hear their suggestions come forward.

“I would also like to thank our staff as this new guidance has come in to our secondary schools.

“Their efforts during this very challenging time are appreciated.”





The Scottish Government guidance also asks families to wear face coverings at drop-off and pick-up on all school grounds, even if they don’t go into the building.

Councillor Hunter added: “Our priority is to keep everyone safe in our schools and I would like to stress that everyone has a part to play.

“I am grateful for the co-operation that is being shown by all our nursery, primary and secondary school communities.

“We will continue to communicate with them directly on these issues.”

The guidance on face coverings does not apply to those with exemptions.

Dundee City Council has produced a school Covid-19 information page on its website here

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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