COVID Recovery consultation

The Scottish Government have launched a consultation seeking the public’s views on legislative reform to support Scotland’s recovery from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Covid recovery: justice system, health and public services reform consultation sets out a range of proposals, including whether some beneficial temporary provisions made under Scottish and UK coronavirus legislation and due to expire in March 2022 should be maintained.

Are you ready to make the most of COP26?

It is the biggest event of its kind ever to be held in Scotland, but what does COP26 mean for you and your business? And are you in a position to make the most of it?

Zero Waste Scotland’s Energy Efficiency Business Support Service has put together informative articles and an interesting series of FREE lunchtime training webinars over the next three months to help your business take something positive from the event.

Food allergies can be life threatening. Food Standards Scotland are here to support you prepare for the new food labelling laws

New legislation, which will require food businesses in Scotland to include the product name and full ingredients list, on food sold prepacked for direct sale (PPDS), comes into force on October 1st 2021, in Scotland and the rest of the UK. 

Businesses must include the name of the food and the ingredients list with any of the 14 allergens required to be declared by law emphasised within it, if they are ingredients of the food. 

Gas Safety Week is coming in September

Gas Safety Week (GSW) 2021 is to take place 13-19 September. Coordinated by Gas Safe Register, is the gas industry’s eleventh annual awareness event.

Workplace testing rolled out to boost recovery

Organisations with ten or more employees can now sign up for asymptomatic workplace testing as part of an enhanced drive to identify emerging coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and break chains of transmission. 

Free lateral flow device (LFD) tests have been made more widely available as the country emerges from lockdown restrictions and moves beyond level 0.

The testing regime is voluntary and organisations can adopt an LFD Collect model to distribute among workers or implement their own asymptomatic test site (ATS) model in workplaces.

Under One Roof launches webinar programme for private landlords

Under One Roof, with generous support from the SafeDeposits Scotland Charitable Trust, is again hosting a series of webinars in 2021-22 to give landlords and letting agents in Scotland interactive, free, and independent information they can use to address the issues faced in managing tenement flats.

The twice-monthly, one-hour sessions will feature specific topics and general sessions related to tenement flat management, such as organising common repairs in a tenement block, and making repairs or improvements to a specific flat.

£19.2 million for cross-government surveillance project to protect public health

The UK Treasury has announced £19.2 million funding for a UK-wide pilot scheme to adopt a ‘One Health’ approach to the surveillance of foodborne pathogens and antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

Alcohol-specific deaths in Scotland increase

The number of alcohol-specific deaths has increased by 17% to 1,190 in 2020, up from 1,020 in 2019, according to statistics on deaths by various causes published today by National Records of Scotland.  

These figures show a return to the recent upward trend in the number of alcohol-specific deaths in Scotland following a decline in the previous year. This is the largest number of deaths due to alcohol recorded since 2008.

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