Please see below resources for the COVID-19 pandemic:
The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions and Requirements) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 – identify categories of business which still require to remain closed and outline physical distancing requirements for those permitted to trade. Officers of Environmental Health are authorised officers under the regulation.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions and Requirements) (Local Levels) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 – Legislation that implements a new levels-based approach to tackling coronavirus. The Regulations come into force on Monday, 2 November.
Scottish Government approach and strategy
Coronavirus in Scotland- what you need to know – Scottish Government's Coronavirus dedicated webpage
Coronavirus (COVID-19): staying safe and protecting others – How to stay safe and help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Getting tested for COVID-19 and self-isolating
You should self-isolate and book a COVID-19 test if you have symptoms (new continuous cough, fever or loss of, or change in, sense of smell or taste).
- guide to getting tested for coronavirus
- download the Protect Scotland contact tracing app
- Test and Protect advice on NHS Inform
NHS Inform Website – health advice, including a symptom checker, information on COVID-19 vaccine and guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection
Travel and Quarantine
Businesses and employers guidance
Scottish Government Guidance– guidance about coronavirus (COVID-19), including business, health, education and housing.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): safer businesses and workplaces – guidance for businesses and workplaces on reducing the risk of COVID-19 and supporting staff and customers.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): returning to offices – To help employers plan for a gradual return to offices when the country moves beyond Level 0 of the coronavirus pandemic.
Retail sector guidance– guidance for the retail sector, including procedures for staff and customer safety
Close contact services guidance – information for people who provide close contact services such as hairdressers, barbers and beauticians on working safely during coronavirus.
Tourism and hospitality sector guidance – guidance for the tourism and hospitality sector, including procedures for staff and customer safety
Hospitality Frequently Asked Questions – these questions and answers are aimed at providing further clarity to hospitality businesses following publication of Scottish Government sectoral guidance
Guidance on sport and leisure facilities – Guidance for the opening of indoor and outdoor sport and leisure facilities with physical distancing and hygiene measures.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) stadia and live events guidance – guidance for local authorities and event planners.
Opening public and customer toilets – on opening of public and customer toilets during the coronavirus pandemic.
Other Relevant Guidance
Health Protection Scotland- COVID-19 – guidance for non-healthcare settings is to support those working in non-healthcare settings give advice to their staff and users of their services about COVID-19. This guidance covers:
- what COVID-19 is and how it is spread
- advice on how to prevent spread of all respiratory infections including COVID-19
- advice on what to do if someone is ill in a workplace or other non-healthcare setting
- advice on what will happen if an individual is being investigated as a possible case or is confirmed as a case of COVID-19
Food Standards Scotland- COVID-19 Guidance for Food Business Operators and Their Employees to assist food businesses in translating the measures in the Scottish Government safer workplaces guidance, FSS has updated its risk assessment tool which will support FBOs in identifying and documenting the actions they need to take to prevent the spread of COVID-19, whilst maintaining an effective Food Safety Management System (FSMS). FSS has also updated its guidance for FBOs on the investigation of COVID-19 outbreaks. This has been developed in collaboration with Public Health Scotland (PHS) which aims to help food businesses understand how decisions will be taken when an outbreak of COVID-19 is identified in their workforce.
· Working safely during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak– follow this guide for an overview of practical measures you can take. It includes help with how to maintain social distancing in your workplace, staggering shifts, cleaning and how to talk with workers.