This guidance is for organisations not covered by sectoral guidance (e.g. general offices). We have produced sector guidance to support a safe economic restart and recovery.
All of our sector guidance aims to support Scotland’s progress through the phases of our Route Map.
In this public health crisis, it is vital that all businesses act responsibly and align fully with published guidance. Workplace guidance is underpinned by:
- 2 metres physical distancing
- good ventilation
- the wearing of face coverings
- effective hand and respiratory hygiene
- appropriate risk assessment
- supporting staff to self-isolate
- supporting working from home and flexible working where possible
If available, sector guidance must be consulted in the first instance.
This guidance has been developed in collaboration with industry, trade unions, regulators, local authorities and others, including equality organisations. Protecting the health of workers is at the heart our approach. Partnership working is fundamental to establishing a shared confidence around the safety of returning to workplaces, protecting public health and supporting Scotland’s economic recovery.
As each workplace is different, individual organisations should work with trade unions or workforce representatives to determine how best to apply this guidance.
Guidance will be reviewed on a regular basis in line with our priority to contain the spread of the virus, save lives and safeguard the NHS.
If you can suggest ways we can improve the guidance please email DLECONPSWT@gov.scot.