Coronavirus update

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Dundee City Council is working closely with partners across the city to deal with the ongoing impact of Coronavirus (Covid-19).

Officers are monitoring the local situation daily and following the advice given by government and NHS public health experts. The council continues to consider appropriate actions based on the national guidance.

As of today (Friday June 18):

Drop-in vaccination clinics details:

Pfizer

Anyone aged 30-39 who has missed their first Pfizer appointment or anyone who received their first Pfizer jab more than 10 weeks ago can drop in to:

Caird Hall, Dundee: Thursday 17 – Sunday 20 June, 10am-6pm

Dewars Centre, Perth: Thursday 17 – Sunday 20 June, 2-6pm

Blairgowrie Town Hall: Thursday 17 – Sunday 20 June, 10am-6pm

Reid Hall, Forfar: Thursday 17 – Sunday 20 June, 2-6pm

Arbroath Community Centre: Thursday 17 – Sunday 20 June, 2-6pm

Montrose Town Hall: Thursday 17 – Sunday 20 June, 2-6pm

Scheduled clinics for 30-39 year olds will continue to run. If you have an appointment please make every effort to attend or reschedule if you can't make it.

AstraZeneca

AstraZeneca drop-in clinics will also continue to run for anyone over 40 who has not had their first AstraZeneca vaccine or anyone who is 8 weeks or more since their first AstraZeneca vaccine at

Caird Hall, Dundee: Thursday 17 – Sunday 20 June, 10am-6pm

Stack Leisure Park, beside former cinema, Dundee (vaccination bus) – Thursday 17 June, 10am-6pm

Dewars Centre, Perth: Thursday 17 – Sunday 20 June, 2-6pm

Blairgowrie Town Hall: Thursday 17 – Sunday 20 June, 10am-6pm

Reid Hall, Forfar: Thursday 17 – Sunday 20 June, 2-6pm

Arbroath Community Centre: Thursday 17 – Sunday 20 June, 2-6pm

Montrose Town Hall: Thursday 17 – Sunday 20 June, 2-6pm

If you are in one of these groups you can drop in to any of these sessions. No appointment is needed.

Elsewhere, additional Covid-19 mobile testing sites will be available in Dundee next week. The mobile testing sites will be at the following locations next week:

Menzieshill Community Centre and Douglas Sports Centre         Monday             

Menzieshill Community Centre and Douglas Sports Centre         Tuesday

Menzieshill Community Centre and Douglas Sports Centre         Wednesday

Menzieshill Community Centre and Douglas Sports Centre         Thursday

Dundee International Sports Centre and Finmill Centre                Friday                                              

Dundee City Centre – East Whale Lane and Finmill Centre          Saturday

Dundee International Sports Centre and Finmill Centre                 Sunday                                                

Meanwhile, a new report detailing the scale of the task faced by Dundee agencies tackling local child poverty is to be considered by councillors.

The city is setting itself the ambitious goal of matching the Scottish Government’s overall national target of reducing child poverty to less than 10% of children living in relative poverty.  

This work is progressing against the backdrop of the current situation in Dundee, where the rate of children in relative low-income households after housing costs at the end of March 2020 was 27%. 

The city council’s policy and resources committee (on Monday June 21) will hear that effective action will be required to respond to the longstanding challenges associated with low incomes and insecure employment, substance use and mental health issues and the poverty-related attainment gap. 

Councillors will be told that inevitably, the health, social and economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic will make these challenges even greater. 

A combined Fairness and Local Child Poverty report is to be considered by the committee. This outlines how the experience of people living in poverty is absolutely crucial in taking forward policies, and how local solutions are being developed to tackle poverty in city neighbourhoods. 

Council leader John Alexander said: “Statistics concerning child poverty in Dundee are grim, that is why we committed to doing as much as we can to turn this around. 

“We owe the children of this city a brighter future and to make the city a better place for everyone. 

“But, as with our work directed to cut drug deaths and the poverty-related attainment gap, we are dealing with problems that have been decades in the making. There are no quick or easy solutions.” 

Fairness and equalities spokeswoman Councillor Lynne Short said: “Despite the challenges added to our task by the pandemic, we have shown how Dundee pulls together in the face of adversity. 

“The city’s response to the coronavirus pandemic and the vital aid that was supplied to city families shows how committed we all are to make sure that no-one is left behind.” 

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