Social distancing guidance for businesses

Social distancing guidance for businesses in Scotland has been updated to help provide clarity on protecting employees in the fight against Coronavirus (COVID-19).

It provides further information for employers and makes clear that those providing essential services must follow social distancing requirements.

  • That the owners of businesses and operators of workplaces not required to close by law to consider whether what they do is essential to the efforts in the fight against the virus or benefit the wellbeing of society.
  • Those employers if they can demonstrate and provide their workforces with reassurance that they are consistently practising safe social distancing and complying with all other standard health and safety requirements.

If the answer to either of these questions is no, workplaces are advised to close. Business with enquiries about whether or not they can continue to operate can email [email protected]