REHIS News

Tourism and hospitality coronavirus sector guidance updated

The Scottish Government have updated the Coronavirus (COVID-19): tourism and hospitality sector guidance on the 20 April to reflect changes in the guidance. 

Some of the main points are as follows:

Easing of restrictions and updated Strategic Framework Protection Level table published

The Scottish Government have published an updated Strategic Framework Protection Levels table showing the route map for future easings. The First Minister has also confirmed that all parts of the country will move to Level 3 from Monday 26 April. 

This means that:

Expansion of Community Testing

The First Minister has announced that rapid coronavirus (COVID-19) tests will be made available to anyone in Scotland and to those planning travel to the islands.

From 20 April, anyone planning travel to the islands next week can order a free home test kit online. The first test should be taken three days before travel and the second on the day of departure.

From Monday 26 April, lateral flow home test kits will be available to 

COVID-Diary - Martin Keeley

Martin Keeley, Environmental Health Manager at West Dunbartonshire Council discusses how Environmental Health is arguably the most diverse and adaptable professional public health service in Local Authority and how the technology advances made during the pandemic may cause a shift in how we work going forward.

1.Describe your work before the pandemic

FSS to assume responsibility for animal feed safety

From 1 April 2021, Food Standards Scotland (FSS) will take on formal responsibility for making sure businesses comply with laws ensuring feed for animals is safe in Scotland. 

FSS will pick up this role (and become the ‘Competent Authority’) from Scottish local authorities which have been responsible for delivering the service, delivering official controls (statutory duties with regard to the production of food all along the supply chain) to date.

HRH Prince Philip

The Institute is sad to hear of the death of His Royal Highness, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Our condolences to Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family.

15 years of smoke-free legislation in Scotland

Friday 26 March marks 15 years since smoke-free legislation was introduced to Scotland.

Together with Stirling University, ASH Scotland reflects on this milestone, available here

Timetable for further lockdown easing

The First Minister has set out a timetable for the re-opening of parts of society over the next two months.

Stay at Home regulations will be lifted on 2 April and replaced with guidance to Stay Local, with more services including hairdressers, garden centres and non-essential click and collect services able to open from 5 April.

Scottish Government sets out a Vision for Housing in Scotland to 2040

The Scottish Government have published its Housing to 2040 strategy, which sets out the government’s vision for housing over the next 20 years. 

Housing to 2040 is split into four sections and the key priorities in the strategy include:

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