Coronavirus guidance for the technology sector

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What does this involve?

This guidance is for the technology sector and applies to companies where digital is a key component of the business, e.g. businesses involved in the development of software or hardware, and covers sub-sectors such as cyber, data, infrastructure, and software engineering.

It is important that a robust and ongoing risk based assessment is completed with full input from trade union or workforce representatives. All risk mitigation measures should be kept under regular review so that workplaces continue to feel, and be, safe.

Working from home has become, and remains, the default position for many businesses in the sector. Where staff are able to work from home, this should be encouraged and supported.

This guidance includes advice on:

  • workforce planning
  • shift patterns 
  • PPE and face coverings
  • home working
  • employee health and wellbeing
  • homeworking policy and protected characteristics
  • Test and Protect
  • accommodating the different needs of your workforce
  • security and cyber security

What does this cost?

This is a free service. 

How long does this take?

It will take around 55 minutes to read the full guidance.

Important information

Physical distancing and hygiene measures need to be carried out before a restart. These measures include:  

  • screens
  • one-way systems
  • physical distanced zones
  • canteen re-arrangement
  • PPE provision
  • hand sanitisers etc

Briefings and inductions into the new ways of working should take place prior to opening. 

Next steps

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

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