Coronavirus (COVID-19): safer workplaces and public settings

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

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Vaccination and testing

Vaccination remains the most important thing that people can do to protect themselves and others from severe illness, including people at highest risk who can also get significant protection. A further booster vaccination will be offered to those at highest risk of severe COVID-19 disease from 5 September 2022, in line with other nations in the UK: Autumn/Winter COVID-19 booster programme - (

Most people do not need to regularly test for COVID-19 in Scotland now in line with the Testing Transition Plan.

Testing is only available for specific groups to protect high risk settings, support clinical care and for surveillance.

You can still access testing if:

If you are a healthcare worker in a patient-facing role or a social care worker in a service user face-to-face role you should access testing through your organisation if you have symptoms.

NHS Scotland provides information on what people should do if they have respiratory symptoms, including COVID-19 or a positive test result.




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