Coronavirus guidance on accommodation for workers

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What does this involve?

Employees in certain sectors of the economy - such as forestry, construction and telephone engineers - rely on shared, self-catering accommodation for work. While the recommended position is for individual, self-contained accommodation for each employee during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, this is not always feasible.

The Scottish Government has published guidance for these sectors which is relevant to employers, workers and accommodation providers. It is intended to help reduce the risk of coronavirus (COVID-19) transmission within shared accommodation.

The guidance sets out the circumstances in which workers should be permitted to share accommodation, and suggests mitigations that employers or accommodation providers should put in place to reduce the risk of virus transmission. It also includes guidance relevant to workers on measures they can take in their accommodation to help protect themselves and their colleagues.

What does this cost?

This is a free service.

Who is this for?

Sectors of the economy in Scotland in which employees rely on shared, self-catering accommodation for work.

How long does this take?

It takes around 5 minutes to read the guidance.

Important information

Additional guidance has been published for employers in the agricultural and horticultural sectors.

This guidance will be updated as the public health situation changes. Check the Scottish Government guidance page regularly to make sure you're following the latest version.

Next steps

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

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