Food Standards Scotland have updated its guidance for food business operators (FBOs) and their employees on 7 December. 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:

  • Inclusion of cohorting principles. 
  • Addition of precautionary measures for delivery drivers of food retail. 
  • Addition of face covering exemption card details and where to obtain one. 
  • Insertion of details and link to FSS self-assessment audit tools.