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Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for the technology sector

Guidance for the technology sector on safe re-opening during the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for the technology sector
Related information

Related information

Scottish Government advice and support

Summary of COVID-19 developments in Scotland

Coronavirus (COVID-19): framework for decision making

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Scotland’s route map

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Returning to work safely

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

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Returning to work safely

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

Advice on substantive support packages available for business and their employees

Guidance on childcare

Guidance for key workers

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date last updated, so please take particular note of whether some of the above guidance has been updated since your draft guidance was produced to ensure this guidance remains aligned.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): General advice

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Check your symptoms

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Physical distancing

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Shielding

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Test & Protect

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Contact tracing

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Testing

Coronavirus (COVID-19): households with possible infection

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Communications toolkit


Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020 

Fair Work during the COVID-19 crisis

Joint fair work statement 

Other sources of COVID-19 information

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

UK Guidance

Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Containing and managing local coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreaks

Offices and call centres – sets out guidance for people who work in or run offices, contact centres and similar indoor environments

Shops and branches – sets out guidance for people who work in or run shops, branches, stores or similar environments

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE)  have provided advice related to COVID-19

Further detailed guidance on security can be found at:

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