Coronavirus guidance for the horticulture fruit and vegetable industry

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What does this involve?

Science & Advice for Scottish Agriculture (SASA) has developed guidance for the horticulture, fruit and vegetable sector in Scotland to help businesses and employees work safely during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

This incorporates the Scottish Government guidelines on physical distancing, risk assessment and workforce management and wellbeing, as well as advice specific to the needs of the horticulture, fruit and vegetable industry.

Topics include:

  • PPE use
  • worker accommodation and transportation
  • safety measures in fields, packhouses and polytunnels when physical distancing is difficult
  • safety considerations for seasonal workers
  • what to do if workers develop symptoms

Am I eligible?

Anyone can use this service.

What does this cost?

This is a free service.

Who is this for?

Anyone who works in the horticulture, fruit and vegetable sector in Scotland.

How long does this take?

You can read the guidance at your own pace.

Important information

This guidance will be updated regularly in line with Scottish Government recommendations so employers should routinely check back for the latest information.

It is essential that employers carry out ongoing workplace risk assessments in collaboration with the relevant trade union or health and safety representatives.

Next steps

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

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