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Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for colleges

Published: 9 Jul 2020
Last updated: 9 Jul 2020 - see all updates

Guidance for colleges in helping to minimise the risk of transmission of coronavirus.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for colleges
Related information

Related information

Summary of COVID-19 developments in Scotland

Coronavirus (COVID-19): framework for decision making

Coronavirus (COVID-19): framework for decision making – Scotland’s route map through and out of the crisis

Coronavirus (COVID-19): business and physical distancing guidance

Further guidance on physical distancing can be found on NHS inform.

COVID-19 information and guidance for general (non-healthcare) settings

Scottish Government (Test, Trace, Isolate, Support) strategy

Scottish Government advice for employers on helping staff who need to self-isolate

Scottish Government face covering guidance

Scottish Government guidance on public health checks at borders

Scottish Government shielding support and contacts

Scottish Government Phase 1 guidance staying at home and away from others

Scottish Government manufacturing sector guidance

Scottish Government retail sector guidance

Scottish Government construction sector guidance

Scottish Government guidance on agriculture and horticulture

Scottish Government Phase 3 guidance on opening early learning and childcare services

Student accommodation travel guidance

Scottish Government guidance on opening public and customer toilets

Fair Work during the COVID-19 crisis

Scottish Government’s joint statement with the STUC


Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020

The Safety Representatives and Safety Committees Regulations 1977 (SRSC)

Other sources of COVID-19 information

UK Government guidance on working safely during COVID-19 in different workplaces

UK Government guidance on staying safe for clinically vulnerable people

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has provided advice related to COVID-19

The HSE hierarchy risk controls

The HSE RIDDOR reporting of Covid -19

The Employers Association and Trade Unions statement on working together

Universities paper on principles and considerations for emerging from lockdown

Further information

For queries relating to college or university academic start dates, admissions etc. students should be directed to their specific institution who will be able to offer the correct support.

Student Information Scotland Portal

Information for students can be found at:

Scottish Funding Council


Skills Development Scotland (SDS)

SDS have enhanced their online content and resources available for all learners. They offer a phone helpline for individual learners who have COVID-related concerns on the My World of Work website. This includes advice and support on a wide range of issues including support for individuals of all ages whose employment, learning, or career development has been impacted as a result of the pandemic. These enhanced services are complemented by a new career education programme that young people can undertake at home.



First published: 9 Jul 2020 Last updated: 9 Jul 2020 -