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

Strategic Framework - sets out how and why our COVID-10 response strategy will change in light of new conditions and what a move beyond Level 0 will look like. 

Physical Distancing Review - sets out te outcome of a review of physical distancing in public places 

Local Measures and Restrictions

Coronavirus (COVID-19) protection levels: what you can do

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).

NHS Inform Website - health advice, including a symptom checker and guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection

Travel and Quarantine 

Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance on travel and transport

Coronavirus (COVID-19): international travel and quarantine

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 

Close contact services guidance - Information for people who provide close contact services such as hairdressers, barbers and beauticians on working safely during coronavirus.

Tourism and hospitality sector guidance - for the tourism and hospitality sector, including procedures for staff and customer safety and an operations checklist.

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. 

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.


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 work​​place 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. 

Health and Safety Executive - Coronavirus (COVID-19): latest information and advice

·       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.

·       Air conditioning and ventilation during the coronavirus outbreak

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