Business advice on COVID-19

CoronavirusTHE Scottish Government has issued advice for businesses on how to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) as the number of cases in Scotland continues to climb.

The guidance includes advice on routine cleaning and disinfection of frequently touched objects and surfaces such as telephones, keyboards, door handles, desks and tables; hand hygiene promoted by ensuring staff and visitors have access to hand washing facilities; and ensuring food is not left open for communal sharing unless individually wrapped.

The advice is available on the Scottish Government website.

Fiona Hyslop, cabinet secretary for economy, fair work and culture, said: “This publication has been circulated following general guidance on basic preventative measures against coronavirus and specific guidance for educational settings.

“It contains clear, practical guidance that will ensure workplace staff have the latest information about COVID-19 and how we can all help prevent it from spreading.

“We are well-prepared for an outbreak in Scotland, but the public has a vital role to play in helping us contain any positive cases by keeping themselves informed, and following basic hygiene precautions.

“That includes hand-washing, not touching their faces unless their hands are clean and covering their nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing then putting the tissue in the bin.”