A partial reopening of day centres and respite centres has begun in Dundee.

 

The Oakland Centre has re-opened, albeit in a limited capacity. It is anticipated that the Mackinnon Centre will offer limited day services from the Oakland Centre in the near future.

 

In addition, the Turriff Intermediate Care suite reopened this week and can support emergency respite for people with dementia. 

 

We plan to begin to open day and respite services for adults out of the White top and day support services out of the Wellgate centre in May. We will continue to update individuals and their families on progress.

 

It is anticipated that if cases of COVID-19 across the city continue to drop then day centres and respite centres will be open with less restrictions.

 

Chair of the Dundee Health and Social Care Partnership Integration Joint Board Councillor Ken Lynn said: “I am are pleased to announced that we are on the way to fully reopening respite and day care centres in Dundee.

 

“I understand how incredibly difficult is has been for carers over the course of the pandemic.

 

“The safety of service users and staff has been at the forefront of any decision made and it is only because of the vaccine roll out and the low number of cases that we are in a position to begin to reopen them.

 

“I would urge those that usually use these centres to be patient, they are only open in a limited capacity at the moment for those most vulnerable.

 

“We hope to be able to announce the full reopening of these centres in due course and will continue to keep families and individuals updated.”