Update – Covid guidance

A Scottish Government advert showing a man holding a face covering with the words Change to use of face coverings below.

The Scottish Government has announced that you are no longer legally required to physically distance or wear a face covering in most indoor settings. This now becomes guidance rather than a legal requirement.

The new guidance still strongly recommends wearing a face covering indoors in crowded spaces.

Whilst this is an encouraging sign, we continue to experience high infection rates and staff absences across Argyll and Bute. It’s really important that we still exercise caution to keep each other safe. . Please find the latest guidance on how to look after yourself on the Scottish Government’s website: Coronavirus in Scotland – gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

As we continue, for the most part to work from home with only limited numbers returning to offices, we are recommending that some measures in the workplace remain. They include:

  • Good hand hygiene with regular hand washing and the use of hand sanitiser
  • Face coverings in indoor communal work spaces,  while not legally required is encouraged
  • Regular cleaning of facilities
  • One-way systems where appropriate
  • Perspex screens in front of staff in public facing areas can still be used

If you need to come into an office, please follow the information on the Hub and discuss with your line manager in the first instance.

Many thanks for your cooperation.

Jane Fowler                                                                 Ross McLaughlin

Head of Customer Support Services                       Head of Commercial Services

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