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Coronavirus (COVID-19): returning to work safely

Guidance for workers and employers on returning to work safely during the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): returning to work safely


As outlined in our route map we are taking a phased approach to easing lockdown measures to reduce the risk of increasing the transmission of the virus. That phased approach applies to businesses and sectors in the economy restarting operations.

Further details of the changes that will be made in Phase 2 of the route map were announced on 18 June 2020.

Indicative dates for the remainder of Phase 2 and Phase 3 were announced on 24 June 2020.

Currently the advice is that if you can work from home, you should. Details on which sectors are able to restart, or can prepare to return to work and how to do this safely can be found below.

We recommend you visit the staying at home and away from others guidance and business and physical distancing guidance regularly.

All of the Scottish Government’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance is also regularly updated.

First published: 24 Jun 2020 Last updated: 1 Jul 2020 -