Guidance for businesses on physical distancing

Guidance for businesses in Scotland on physical distancing and closures due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Physical distancing measures are for everyone, including business. To stay safe and protect others we must minimise the opportunity for Coronavirus (COVID-19) to spread from one person to another.

We recognise this continues to be a very testing time for business in Scotland.  We are grateful to the many companies that are being responsible by actively supporting homeworking and allowing staff the time off for isolation.  Remote working should remain the default position for those who can. Where that is not possible businesses and organisations are encouraged to manage travel demand through staggered start times and flexible working patterns.

Scotland is at Phase 2 of its route map for easing lockdown measures. The current state of the epidemic in Scotland means that the changes in Phase 2 are being introduced in stages, rather than all at once.

Further details of our plans for this phase are included in the Coronavirus Phase 2 Route Map.

Every person in Scotland should continue to comply with the measures contained in: Coronavirus (COVID-19): staying at home and away from others.

The relevant authorities, including the police, have been given the powers to enforce the measures in the regulations  – including through issuing fines and dispersing gatherings.

These measures are in force for 6 months in the first instance, unless  revoked.

These measures are reviewed at least every 21 days.

Source: Scottish Government