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Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for laboratories and research facilities

Guidance for laboratories and research facilities, including those on university campuses, on safer working during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for laboratories and research facilities
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Scottish Government advice and support


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): Scotland's Strategic Framework

Coronavirus (COVID-19): local protection levels

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Returning to work safely

Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance on individual occupational risk assessment - (

Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice for pregnant employees - GOV.UK (

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

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Scottish workbook 2020 - (

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

Advice on substantive support packages available for business and their employees

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

Test and Protect: Advice for Employers

Guidance on childcare

Guidance for key workers and critical childcare

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the date last updated, so please take particular note of whether some of the above guidance has been updated since your draft guidance was produced to ensure this guidance remains aligned.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 

The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions and Requirements) (Local Levels) (Scotland) Regulations 2020

Fair Work during the COVID-19 crisis

Joint Statement with the STUC on Fair Work

Other sources of COVID-19 information

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

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

Food Standards Scotland provide guidance for food business operators and employees.

Further detailed guidance on security can be found at: and

To contact Police Scotland for Protective Security advice, please contact your local Counter Terrorism Security Adviser:



First published: 15 Jan 2021 Last updated: 11 Jun 2021 -