The Scottish Government have published Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance on working from home to support the continuation of working from home during the coronavirus pandemic.

This guidance is intended to support employers and the self-employed to continue to facilitate working from home in line with the Coronavirus (COVID-19): Scotland’s Strategic Framework (suspended during lockdown) and the ‘stay at home’ Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions and Requirements) (Local Levels) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 which came into effect on 5 January 2021. 

The guidance can be applied across any sector or role where working from home is possible.

Organisations should make every reasonable effort to make working from home the default position. Where a worker can perform their work from home, they should continue to do so. This is the especially expected of those roles that were done at home during the first lockdown in March 2020.