Route Map: Phase Two

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A number of changes to Council services are planned following confirmation from the Scottish Government that the country can enter the second phase of its route map.

Throughout these gradual changes, physical distancing and hygiene measures will remain in place, and the safety of staff and citizens will be paramount.

People who have been shielding can spend time outdoors to exercise, such as walk, wheel, run or cycle, from Thursday 18th June.

In addition to this, shielded individuals can meet up with another household outdoors, including in gardens, following advice on physical distancing and hand hygiene, from Friday 19th June.

Further details of all the changes to advice for shielded individuals is available on the Scottish Government website.

View Scotland's Route Map which gives advice about what you can and cannot do in Phase 2.

Council leader Councillor John Alexander said: “It is very welcome news that I’m sure many thousands of people around Dundee will be glad to hear.

“I thank every one of the shielding individuals in Dundee who have stuck to the strict guidelines throughout this challenging time.

“I hope people will make good use of the new guidelines allowing shielded people to exercise outdoors and meet up with friends and family.

“I would urge everyone to be careful in their interactions though, as we all must continue to follow the distancing measures to contain the virus.

“It is important to highlight that we and our partners continue to support people who are shielding and need additional help throughout this process.”

Additionally, the Scottish Government announced that adults who live alone, or if all others in the household are under 18, can form an extended household with members of one other household from Friday 19th June.

Councillor Alexander added: “This is another positive development. I know that the Coronavirus pandemic has affected everyone in different ways, however social isolation has been an issue for many.

“I know that this news will help in boosting a lot of people’s mental health, with child care and with other areas of support in their lives.”

Meanwhile, phase two will also see non-essential shops open again from Monday 29th June. In order to prepare for this, city centre signage is being deployed to ensure physical distancing and organised queueing is maintained.

In line with Scottish Government guidelines, a number of services will resume operations from 29th June, and playparks will open under physical distancing measures.

Elsewhere, moves to support active travel and enable social distancing in Dundee during the pandemic have come a step closer.

Temporary traffic orders to reduce speed limits to 20mph at four locations in the city, being introduced as part of the Spaces for People initiative, have been advertised in preparation for signage being erected next month.

The 20 mph zones will start in the Douglas area, followed by Fintry, then Perth Road and Broughty Ferry. The works for the traffic signs and road markings will begin in late June and following completion will be subject to enforcement.