What Does The Level 3 Restrictions Mean for Dundee?
Everything you need to know as the city is placed on level 3 restrictions
UPDATED: 8 December 2020
With COVID-19 cases increasing in Dundee and the local area, the city has been placed at level 3 as part of the new framework set out by the Scottish Government. This level has remained in place as of 8 December 2020.
This guide explains in a bit more details of the things that would happen as the city was placed on the third protection level.
🏫 Schools, colleges and universities
Schools will remain open to pupils across Dundee as per the guidance by the Scottish Government to keep schools open as much as possible. For colleges and universities, they will both be restricted blended which means courses could be both in the lecture halls and online.
As of 30 October, guidance states that S4-S6 pupils and teachers must wear face coverings in the classroom.
Non-essential travel is not permitted out with the level 3 area. Exemptions include if you were going to work, or shopping or going to school, having outdoor exercise, attending a wedding or a funeral and transit through restricted areas.
International quarantine still applies under level 3 as well.
To prevent the spread of COVID-19, car sharing outside the extended household is not permitted.
🎭 Visitor attractions
Visitor attractions in Dundee will remain all open or outdoor only open, depending on circumstances.
What visitor attractions are open/closed?
✅ V&A Dundee
❌ RRS Discovery / Discovery Point
✅ McManus Galleries
❌ Verdant Works
✅ Dundee Transport Museum
✅ HMS Frigate Unicorn
❌ Dundee Contemporary Arts
❌ Dundee Science Centre
❌ Mills Observatory
🏟️ Stadiums and events
Stadiums will continue to remain closed and events planned would be closed to spectators.
Worship will continue however numbers attending worship would be restricted to 50 people.
Hotels in Dundee will remain open with guidance encouraging non-essential (leisure/tourism) use only by locals
🍷 Food and drink
The serving of alcohol indoors and outdoors will not be permitted. Eating out at restaurants without alcohol is however permitted with time restrictions which may apply.
Shops will remain open as per usual.
🏢 Working from home/office?
The advice from the Scottish Government is to continue working from home but travel to offices is permitted if essential.
👰 Life events
- Weddings — 20 person limit
- Funerals — 20 person limit
- Wakes/receptions permitted — subject to 20 person limit
💇 Hairdressers, barbers, tailors and beauticians
Hairdressers, barbers, tailors and beauticians will remain open however it will be subject to additional protective measures. Mobile close contact services are however not permitted.
- Early learning: Open with enhanced protective measures in place
- Informal childcare would be permitted in line with household/numbers restrictions, children only may enter other households
📚 Public places
Public places like libraries will remain open with additional protective measures in place.
⚽ Sports and exercise
- indoor: individual exercise only (exemption for under 18s)
- outdoor — all except adult (18+) contact sports (professional permitted)
- Gyms remain open but restricted to individual and not group exercise.
🏊 Leisure and entertainment
Leisure and entertainment facilities will now close under these measures
Swimming pools are still currently open for now but restrictions may come as guidance continues to update.
What can go ahead (as of 22 October)
✅ Swimming lessons for U18s
✅ Club training for U18s
✅ Individual lane swimming for all ages
✅ Group land training for U18s
What can’t go ahead (up to 2 November)
❌ Group training for over 18s
❌ Indoor land training for over 18s
❌ Group exercise classes for indoor gyms/sports courts, pools for over 18s
❌ No contact sports/ training – except professional sports, indoor or outdoor for over 18s
Cinemas in the city are now closed.
❌ DCA Dundee — cinema closed from 2 November
🚘 Driving lessons
Driving lessons will still be permitted under this measure.
- Contact with others: limit meeting people outside your own household, avoid indoor public spaces.
- Shopping: strictly follow the guidelines when shopping and limiting the number of times you go to a shop. Shop at quieter times.
- If you cannot work from home: speak to your employer to ensure all appropriate protections are in place. If they are not, discuss getting a fit note with your GP or clinician.
- School/ formal childcare: parents or guardians should discuss with their GP or clinician whether children should still attend.