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Coronavirus (COVID-19): investigation of outbreaks in manufacturing businesses - guidance for employers

Published: 26 Nov 2020
Last updated: 14 Dec 2020 - see all updates

Guidance for employers on what to expect from an Incident Management Team (IMT) investigation of coronavirus outbreaks in manufacturing businesses.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): investigation of outbreaks in manufacturing businesses - guidance for employers
Re-opening considerations

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Considerations for re-opening and manufacturing business following closure

As soon as any discussion on closure or part closure of a business is made, every effort will be made to support the business in identifying where changes or improvements need to be made in order to minimise the risks of any further incidents.

The re-opening of a premise is a decision for the IMT, together with the appropriate regulatory body. Guidance on how to reopen will be provided as quickly as possible based on the following:

  • compliance with any recommendations or improvement notices regarding exclusions and the installation of cleaning facilities to promote good personal hygiene, including the adequate provision of hand sanitiser, toilets and hand washing facilities; and environmental cleaning to a satisfactory level
  • implementation of a COVID-19 safe environment to ensure that the risk of further spread in the workplace is reduced to a minimum. Guidance on working safely in the manufacturing sector during coronavirus is available on the Scottish Government website.

First published: 26 Nov 2020 Last updated: 14 Dec 2020 -