Resources for COVID-19
Please see below resources for the COVID-19 pandemic:
The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions and Requirements) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 - identify categories of business which still require to remain closed and outline physical distancing requirements for those permitted to trade. Officers of Environmental Health are authorised officers under the regulation.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions and Requirements) (Local Levels) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 - Legislation that implements a new levels-based approach to tackling coronavirus. The Regulations come into force on Monday, 2 November.
Scottish Government approach and strategy
Coronavirus in Scotland- what you need to know - Scottish Government's Coronavirus dedicated webpage
Local Measures and Restrictions
Getting tested for COVID-19 and self-isolating
You should self-isolate and book a COVID-19 test if you have symptoms (new continuous cough, fever or loss of, or change in, sense of smell or taste).
- guide to getting tested for coronavirus
- download the Protect Scotland contact tracing app
- Test and Protect: information leaflet
- Test and Protect: guidance for self-isolating including advice for employers
- Test and Protect: collection of customer contact details
- Test and Protect advice on NHS Inform
NHS Inform Website - health advice, including a symptom checker and guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection
Travel and Quarantine
Testing for people travelling to Scotland - If you are arriving in Scotland before 4am on 18 January 2021, you are under no legal obligation to get a test before you travel. You should not be denied boarding for failing to provide proof of a negative test result, and will not be fined on arrival into Scotland.
Sector Specific Guidance
Scottish Government Guidance- guidance about coronavirus (COVID-19), including business, health, education and housing.
Retail sector guidance- for the retail sector, including close contact services such as hairdressers, barbers and beauty salons, which covers procedures for staff and customer safety and an operations checklist and also questions and answers page
Tourism and hospitality sector guidance - for the tourism and hospitality sector, including procedures for staff and customer safety and an operations checklist.
Takeaways- No indoor entry guidance - from Saturday 16 January 2021 in Level 4 lockdown areas, businesses primarily concerned with the service of food and drink takeaways can only offer the service on a no-indoor entry basis.
Hospitality sector statutory guidance - aims to increase hospitality industry compliance with measures to stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), and keep the sector safely open. It applies as of 14 August 2020 until further notice to businesses operating in the hospitality sector.
Hospitality Frequently Asked Questions - these questions and answers are aimed at providing further clarity to hospitality businesses following publication of Scottish Government sectoral guidance
Alcohol and civic licensing - Summary of temporary changes to aid users of alcohol licensing and other licensing systems during the coronavirus outbreak.
Public libraries guidance - Information and advice to help public libraries re-open safely.
Guidance on sport and leisure facilities - Guidance for the opening of indoor and outdoor sport and leisure facilities with physical distancing and hygiene measures.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): event sector guidance - for the events sector on safe re-opening during the coronavirus pandemic.
Organised activities for children - Guidance for the safe running of organised activities for children and young people.
Guidance for the performing arts and venues sector - Guidance for the performing arts and venues sector on safe re-opening during the coronavirus pandemic.
Opening public and customer toilets - on opening of public and customer toilets during the coronavirus pandemic.
Test and Protect: multi-sector guidance on collection of customer and visitor contact details- guidance to support customer and visitor data gathering for businesses and other establishments to assist contact tracing as part of NHS Scotland's Test and Protect system.
Other Relevant Guidance
Health Protection Scotland- COVID-19 - guidance for non-healthcare settings is to support those working in non-healthcare settings give advice to their staff and users of their services about COVID-19. This guidance covers:
- what COVID-19 is and how it is spread
- advice on how to prevent spread of all respiratory infections including COVID-19
- advice on what to do if someone is ill in a workplace or other non-healthcare setting
- advice on what will happen if an individual is being investigated as a possible case or is confirmed as a case of COVID-19
Food Standards Scotland- COVID-19 Guidance for Food Business Operators and Their Employees aims to assist all businesses in the food and drink sector in following government guidance on infection prevention and control measures against COVID-19. The guidance includes a risk assessment tool which provides a way of allowing all FBOs to document the measures they have taken and also a checklist to support the risk assessment.
· Working safely during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak- follow this guide for an overview of practical measures you can take. It includes help with how to maintain social distancing in your workplace, staggering shifts, cleaning and how to talk with workers.