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This guidance replaces the previous 'Information and guidance for non-health and care settings'.

It is to support workplaces and community organisations – outside of health and social care – to understand the steps they can take to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and give advice to their staff and service users.  

Separate guidance on health and social care settings​ is also available.

This guidance covers:

  • what COVID-19 is and how it is spread
  • advice on how to prevent spread of respiratory infections including COVID-19
  • advice on what to do if someone is ill in a workplace or other settings

Where sector or occupation-specific guidance is required to operationalise these measures, this will be led by the Scottish Government and key national organisations with expertise in the specific area.

Health protection and infection prevention and control input and advice will be provided, as required.

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Last updated: 20 June 2022
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