Advice and Guidance

The Scottish Government (Opens in a new window or downloads a file) regularly updates its guidance for the operation of business sectors as we progress through Scotland’s Route Map out of Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Returning to Work Safely

Scottish Government Returning to Work Safely (Opens in a new window or downloads a file).

Retail

This guidance is for the retail sector in Scotland. It will be reviewed in line with the regular three weekly review of lockdown requirements.  This guidance includes procedures for staff and customers’ safety and an operations checklist

Scottish Government Retail Sector Guidance (Opens in a new window or downloads a file).

Scottish Government Customer Guidance (Opens in a new window or downloads a file).

Tourism and Hospitality 

The Scottish Government published guidance (Opens in a new window or downloads a file) for campsites, holiday parks, caravan sites, motorhome hire businesses and their users on 2 July.

This guidance is for the tourism and hospitality sector in Scotland.  It came into effect on 18 June 2020 - and extends until further notice.  It will be reviewed in line with the three-weekly review of the lockdown.

Scottish Government Tourism and Hospitality Sector Guidance (Opens in a new window or downloads a file).

Covid-19 advice for B&Bs (313.6kB) (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)

Covid-19 advice for Self-caterers (300.9kB) (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)

Covid-19 guidance for Campsites (500.5kB) (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)

Covid-19 guidance for Hostels (455.1kB) (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)

Template risk assessment (372.3kB) (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)

Before accepting bookings, you should have contingency plans in place to deal with a guest testing positive and requiring to self-isolate for 10 days (or for their “household” having to isolate for 14 days).  Although current Government guidance is to return home to self-isolate, tourists testing positive in the islands cannot return home as they would need to use shared public transport.  This means that they should, wherever possible, follow NHS Inform self-isolation guidance (Opens in a new window or downloads a file) whilst remaining in their holiday accommodation.

Depending on the nature of accommodation provided, people in isolation may require assistance with food and other measures. You should consider this as part of your contingency plans to minimise any potential impact to the local support services.  As part of your plans you should consider amending your booking and cancellation conditions as guests having to remain in the premises to isolate could impact future guests’ bookings.

If accommodation is used for self-isolation then consideration should be given to allowing that unit to be unused for several days, prior to thorough cleaning and being re-let.

Manufacturing

This guidance is for manufacturing sites in Scotland. It came into effect on 26 May 2020, extending until further notice and applies to companies manufacturing in Scotland. It will be reviewed in line with the regular three weekly review of lockdown requirements.  This guidance for the manufacturing sector including procedures to plan for and maintain a safe place for all.

Scottish Government Manufacturing Sector Guidance (Opens in a new window or downloads a file).

Private Landlords and letting agents

Scottish Government Guidance for Private Landlords and Letting Agents (Opens in a new window or downloads a file).
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