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Government guidelines

Businesses and premises which MUST close

Critical National Infrastructure (CNI)

Sector Specific Guidance

Implementing Social distancing in the workplace

Childcare support for key workers

Testing for key workers

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and entering or returning to the UK

Travel Corridors

Government guidelines

An update of Scotland’s route map (Phase 3) through and out of the crisis can be found here.

Scottish government advice of businesses and social distancing can be found here.

Scottish government Phase 3 update on physical distancing can be found here.

Scottish government guidance for workers and employers on returning to work safely can be found here.

Scottish government Test and Protect advice for employers can be found here.

Scottish government advice for homeworking can be found here.

Aberdeen City Council have released their Guide for Businesses on Physical Distancing which includes guidance on parking, road closures and expansion of business premises outdoors in line with government guidelines.

Risk assessment guidance and tool for staff across all industries which should be used by employers to support staff and line managers to understand and carry out effective risk assessments can be found here.

Businesses and premises which MUST close

The Scottish government has provided a full list of business premises that must close and information on any relevant exceptions.

Details of business which are required to close can be found here.

Critical National Infrastructure (CNI)

Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) sectors define those facilities, systems, sites and networks necessary for the functioning of the country and the delivery of the essential services upon which daily life in Scotland depends.

Full details can be found here.

Sector Specific Guidance

Construction sector guidance from the Scottish Government can be found here, including details of what qualifies as an essential sector and essential project.

Manufacturing sector guidance from the Scottish Government can be found here.

Construction sector guidance from the Scottish Government can be found here.

Food business guidance from Food Standards Scotland can be found here.

Retail sector guidance from the Scottish government can be found here.

University and college guidance from the Scottish Government can be found here and here.

Offshore oil and gas installation guidance from OGUK can be found here.

Laboratory and research facility guidance from the Scottish Government can be found here.

Creative studio and shared workspace guidance from the Scottish Government can be found here.

Horticulture, fruit and vegetable industry guidance from SASA can be found here.

Tourism and hospitality sector guidance from the Scottish Government can be found here.

Caravan sites and holiday parks guidance from the Scottish Government can be found here.

Childminder services guidance from the Scottish government can be found here.

Guidance on the daycare services for children can be found here.

Guidance on re-opening school age childcare services can be found here.

Guidance for the events sector on safe re-opening can be found here.

Information and advice to help public libraries re-open safely can be found here.

Implementing Social distancing in the workplace

For those organisations that are required to stay open, advice on implementing social distancing in the workplace can be found below;

Scottish Government advice here.

Health Protection Scotland advice here.

NHS Scotland advice here.

ACAS advice here.

Childcare support for key workers

A number of childcare places are being made available for key workers.

Guidance from Aberdeen City Council is available here.

Guidance from Aberdeenshire Council is available here.

Testing for key workers

Scottish Government guidance on testing for key workers who are showing symptoms can be found here.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and entering or returning to the UK

From 8 June, there will be new rules in place for entering the UK because of coronavirus (COVID-19). The rules are for residents and visitors.

When these rules are in place, you will:

  • Need to provide your journey and contact details when you travel to the UK
  • Not be allowed to leave the place you’re staying for the first 14 days you’re in the UK except in very limited situations (known as ‘self-isolating’)

More information can be found here.

You will not need to fill in the form or self-isolate for 14 days if you’re travelling to the UK from:

  • Ireland
  • the Channel Islands
  • the Isle of Man

There are other reasons why you might not need to fill in the form or self-isolate. Read the list of who does not need to fill in the form or self-isolate.

Information on the process for people entering the UK can be found here.

Travel corridors

From 10th of July onwards, if you are travelling to Scotland from any of the 39 places the UK Government has rated as green or amber, you will not be required to self-isolate upon arrival in Scotland.

The quarantine requirements cannot be immediately lifted for Spain and Serbia.

The UK government information on travel corridors can be found here.

More information can be found here.