Public Health Scotland (PHS) has published Public health guidance for cyanobacteria.

This guidance provides updated information on the public health risks associated with cyanobacteria. It provides background information about cyanobacteria, cyanotoxins and the occurrence of cyanobacterial incidents in Scotland. 

This guidance recommends each NHS board area should make a local action plan in collaboration with relevant stakeholders.

This guidance also advises on surveillance and approaches for investigating public health incidents possibly associated with cyanobacteria. An editable cyanobacteria risk assessment template is available on this page to download.

Information about the roles and responsibilities of relevant agencies is included.

You can access the guidance on the PHS website: Public health guidance for cyanobacteria