Coronavirus guidance for safer workplaces

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What does this involve?

On 9 August 2021, Scotland will move beyond COVID-19 Level 0. This means all venues and business can open and most legal restrictions will be removed. However, some precautionary measures will stay in place.

The Scottish Government has published guidance for all businesses and workplaces which will apply from 9 August. It provides advice on measures that you should continue to take to reduce risk and support staff and customers.

You should use this guidance to consider the risk within your premises and identify the measures you will need to adopt.

The guidance includes information on: 

  • employer and employee responsibilities
  • the current situation in Scotland and what's changing
  • mandatory and suggested precautionary measures
  • precautionary measures for specific sectors
  • face coverings
  • Test and Protect and self-isolation
  • ventilation
  • vaccination and workplace testing
  • risk assessment
  • supporting staff at high risk
  • working arrangements, including working from home/hybrid/flexible working
  • travel and transport
  • good practice
  • working with others
  • further support

Am I eligible?

Anyone can use this service.

What does this cost?

This is a free service. 

Who is this for?

All businesses in Scotland.

How long does this take?

It will take around 1 hour 15 minutes to read the full guidance. You can focus on the sections relevant to your sector.

Next steps

Visit the Scottish Government website for more information and to read the full guidance.

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