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Coronavirus (COVID-19): safer businesses and workplaces

Guidance for businesses and workplaces - including laboratories and research facilities - on reducing the risk of COVID-19 and supporting staff and customers.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): safer businesses and workplaces
Related information

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Sector guidance

We have also published guidance for the following sectors:

Scottish Government advice and support

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

A list of Scottish Procurement Policy Notes (SPPNs) can be found on

SPPN 4/2020 covers procurement related issues as a consequence of the COVID-19 outbreak. 

SPPN 5/2020 sets out guidance for public bodies on options for payment to their suppliers to ensure service continuity during the current COVID-19 outbreak.

NHS Inform

Please refer to relevant sections of the NHS Inform website, in particular the advice on physical distancing, shielding, Test and Protect, and symptoms. Each of these sections notes the date last updated, so please take particular note of whether some of the above guidance has been updated since your draft guidance was produced to ensure this guidance remains aligned.

The following UK-level guidance may also prove useful:


Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020 

Other sources of COVID-19 information

The Health and Safety Executive has provided advice related to COVID-19
The Institute of Occupational Safety and Health
Further detailed guidance on security
To contact Police Scotland for Protective Security advice, please contact your local Counter Terrorism Security Adviser:
Scottish Chambers of Commerce workplace guidance for micro and small businesses

Local advice and measures

Working arrangements



First published: 6 Aug 2021 Last updated: 15 Oct 2021 -