Aberdeen ready for COVID-19 route map review

COUNCIL leaders said today [Tuesday 08 September] that Aberdeen is ready to respond to the next scheduled review of the COVID-19 route map.

On Thursday [10 September], the Scottish Government will update the country on steps for managing restrictions.

Scotland is currently in Phase 3 of the route map and a number of restart dates have still to confirmed, including indoor entertainment venues such as theatres (with restricted capacity), the limited reopening of stadia (with restricted numbers), a wider range of outdoor events such as concerts with standing audiences and the resumption of indoor contact sports for adults and young people – all subject to appropriate guidance.

The government has made clear that moving ahead with the route map will be conditional on continued progress in suppressing the virus.

Council Co-Leader Councillor Douglas Lumsden said: “Aberdeen has experienced unprecedented challenges as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. However, we are a resilient and determined city and by working together we will get through this.

“The Council’s Socio-Economic Rescue Plan for the city ensures we will continue to work in partnership to support local businesses as we move through phases 3 and 4 provided when the Scottish Government signals it is safe to do so.”

Council Co-Leader Councillor Jenny Laing added: “The impact in terms of people’s health and economic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic cannot be underestimated. We are committed to playing our part so Aberdeen might emerge from lockdown in a way that protects public health and sustains our local economy.

I am very proud of our efforts to date and of the role the public has played in helping us move forward as a city.”

Details of the Council's response to the route map will continue to be shared on our website.