As restrictions ease, more voluntary organisations will be resuming face to face services. All organisations should continue to manage the risk of virus transmission.
This tool from the Scottish Government allows you to assess the effectiveness of the measures you decide to put in place to protect people using your services.
All organisations and workplaces should follow the safer businesses and workplaces guidance. This replaces most of the previous sector-specific guidance. You should review the updated guidance and assess risk to reduce the risk of transmission.
Sector Specific Guidance
There are sector specific mandatory and advisory measures in place for to help reduce transmission including for hospitality, cultural venues, events, retail, working in other people’s homes and call centres.
Further guidance for specific sectors includes:
- organised activities for children and young people
- vaccine certification guidance for businesses and event organisers
- tourism and hospitality businesses, including nightclubs
- the events sector
- call centres and customer contact centre environments
You can get information on support available to your organisation at the Find Business Support website.
Vaccine Passports/Proof of a Negative Test Result
To continue to tackle COVID-19 in Scotland, a valid COVID-19 vaccine certificate or a record of a recent negative COVID-19 test result (from either a Lateral Flow Device or PCR) is required for entry to some indoor and outdoor events. Coronavirus vaccination certificates/proof of negative test result will be required to enter:
- Late night premises with music, which serve alcohol at any time between midnight and 5am and there is a dancefloor or any other space where dancing by customers takes place
- Indoor events (unseated) with 500 or more people
- Outdoor events (unseated) with 4,000 or more people
- Any event with 10,000 or more people
People in Scotland can use the NHS Scotland Covid Status App to access venues where certification is required.
Staff at a venue subject to the scheme can download the NHS Scotland Covid Check App available via www.covidcheck.scot. This is a free QR code verifier app, to a smartphone or device from the Apple and Google store. Guidance on on to use the app is available on the app website.
People attending venues covered by the scheme can show proof of a negative lateral flow test taken in the last 24 hours, as an alternative to proof of vaccination.
What is a vaccine passport?
A vaccine passport provides evidence of a person’s vaccination status including dates of both COVID-19 vaccinations and the type of vaccine administered. People in Scotland can access their digital vaccine passport, available as a QR code, on the NHS Scotland Covid Status App.
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