Summary of Available Recovery Guidance
Dates for re-opening
29 June 2020 – Most non-essential shops, many indoor workplaces, visitor attractions including zoos, outdoor sports courts and playgrounds;
3 July – Five mile travel distance relaxed, most self-catering holiday homes and second homes can be used;
6 July – Outdoor hospitality such as beer gardens can reopen;
10 July – People can meet in extended groups outdoors and with two other households indoors;
13 July – Shopping centres can reopen, organised outdoor contact sports for children can resume, dentists can reopen for most routine care; and
15 July – Pubs, restaurants and all holiday accommodation can reopen, as can hairdressers, barbers, museums, cinemas, libraries and childcare.
Roadmap to Recovery
The Scottish Chambers of Commerce have published a summary of the phased recovery plan across a range of sectors. Guidance includes business, family and friends, and shopping. The summary can be found here.
Sector Information on Recovery Planning
Guidance for the tourism and hospitality sector, including procedures for staff and customer safety and an operations checklist. Covid-19 Tourism and Hospitality Guidance
The Scottish Government’s guidance for the retail sector is now available. Click here to read the guidance . Covid-19 Retail Sector Measures
Scottish Government’s guideance for the manufacturing sector is now available. Click here to read the guidance. Covid-19 Manufacturing Measures
Construction (22 June): Scottish Government https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-construction-sector-guidance/
Early Learning and Childcare – phase 3 guidance (15 June): Scottish Government https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-phase-3-guidance-on-reopening-early-learning-and-childcare-services/
Food & Drink (18 June): Food Standards Scotland https://www.foodstandards.gov.scot/publications-and-research/publications/covid-19-guidance-for-food-business-operators-and-their-employees
Farmers and Crofters (11 June): Scottish Government https://www.ruralpayments.org/news-events/covid-19-guidance-for-farmers-and-crofters.html
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has prepared 8 sectoral guides for businesses in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, and in consultation with Public Health England (PHE) and HSE. To view their gudiance across 8 diferent sectors click here.
The British Retail Consortium have published recommendations which will assist retailers to facilitate the introduction of social distancing in the areas of Warehouse and distribution and also non-food retail. The documents can be found on their website https://brc.org.uk/news/corporate-affairs/social-distancing-in-retail-stores-and-warehouses/
Business and physical distancing
Scottish Government’s business and physical distancing guidance. It provides further guidance for the construction sector to help businesses determine what constitutes ‘essential’ work that may be able to continue.
HR Support for Businesses
Scottish Chambers of Commerce have prepared a summary with HR Support for Businesses. This was added 8 April Coronavirus – HR Support For Businesses – ERCC
HSE guides for employers and the self-employed who work with or near other people. It explains generic measures that can be taken to help businesses work safe. HSEguidance isn’t compulsory and businesses are free to take other action. But if the guidance is followed, businesses will normally be doing enough to comply with the law. Also, HSE and Local Authority inspectors seeking to secure compliance with the law may refer to this guidance during the pandemic.
- Working safely during the coronavirus outbreak – a short guide
- Talking with your workers about working safely during the coronavirus outbreak
Helpful Websites for Recovery Information
Scottish Government: https://findbusinesssupport.gov.scot/coronavirus-advice
Business Gateway National: https://www.bgateway.com/resources/coronavirus-support
Business Gateway East Renfrewshire: https://www.bgateway.com/local-offices
Federation of Small Businesses: COVID-19: Advice and guidance for small businesses and the self-employed
Scottish Chambers of Commerce: Business Advice & Guidance: Covid-19
ACAS – The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service: Advice for employers and employees
Local Business Organisations:
Clarkston Business Improvement District: I Love Clarkston
Barrhead Business Improvement District: All About Barrhead
Giffnock Business Improvement District: Giffnock Village