The Society of Chief Officers of Environmental Health in Scotland (SoCOEHS) were approached by COSLA regarding potential enforcement of the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 and confirmed support of these powers. SoCOEHS has been working hard, liaising with Society of Chief Officers of Trading Standards in Scotland (SCOTSS), to agree a consistent approach and has been in discussions with COSLA, SOLACE and Police Scotland.
Keep up to date with the coronavirus situation in Scotland through the Scottish Government website.
The website is available here.
The Health and Safety Executive has produced guidance on Social Distancing, keeping businesses open and in work activities during the coronavirus outbreak.
The guidance is available here.
In Scotland the Scottish Government works with a wide range of local and national organisations to prepare for all kinds of emergencies and to support emergency response. The Ready Scotland website provides details of how Scotland are tackling the coronavirus outbreak and gives the opportunity to sign up as a volunteer and offer your support to help your community in this pandemic. Ready Scotland will coordinate volunteers and work with various charities to ensure the voluntary work is focused in the areas of m
Food Standards Scotland has published guidance which has been developed to address questions raised by the food industry in Scotland on how to apply the COVID-19 control measures in food manufacturing and processing premises.
REHIS Spring 2020 edition is now available.
In line with advice from the Scottish Government the Institute has implemented a contingency plan to ensure that it’s staff are protected, as best it can, from Coronavirus (COVID-19).
The REHIS office is now closed until further notice and we will continue to deliver the usual high level of service and support but with staff members working from home.
Requests for advice should be sent by email to your usual contacts. The email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org mailboxes will also be monitored.
In line with advice from the Scottish Government the Institute has implemented a contingency plan to ensure that it’s staff are protected, as best it can, from Coronavirus (COVID-19). We will aim to deliver the usual high level of service and support but with staff members working mostly from home we would ask that requests for advice be sent by email to your usual contacts. The email@example.com mailbox will also be monitored. A minimal staff presence will be maintained at the office for as long as possible.
According to a new report published by the European Environment Agency (EEA), road traffic is the top source of noise pollution in Europe,
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