Food Standards Scotland have updated its guidance for food business operators (FBOs) and their employees on 19 October. It aims to assist all businesses in the food and drink sector in following government guidance on infection prevention and control measures against COVID-19. It has been produced with input from the food industry and Trade Unions and reflects the most up to date advice from Scottish and UK Government and Health Protection Scotland.

A summary of the changes in the update are as follows:

  • Addition of mandatory wearing of face coverings in workplace canteens and indoor communal areas. Regulatory details and dates added.

In addition, the COVID-19 risk assessment tool for food business operations and COVID-19 summary checklist for restarting food businesses have also been updated to reflect the above information.