General Advice in Scotland

The Scottish guidance for non-healthcare settings includes recommending some resources suitable for children.  KS1: Horrid hands and Super sneezes KS2: Hand Hygiene and Respiratory Hygiene.

The latest advice issued in Scotland is that there is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19. However, there are general principles organisations and individuals can follow to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including COVID-19.

In the workplace:

  • Routine cleaning and disinfection of frequently touched objects and surfaces (e.g.
    telephones, keyboards, door handles, desks and tables).
  • Promote hand hygiene by making sure that staff, contractors, service users and
    visitors have access to handwashing facilities and providing alcohol-based hand rub in prominent places. For those visiting Haemophilia Scotland, there is hand sanitizer available by the sign-in sheet at reception and handwashing facilities are also available.
  • Ensure any crockery and cutlery in shared kitchen areas is cleaned with warm
    general-purpose detergent and dried thoroughly before being stored for re-use.
  • Avoid leaving foodstuffs (e.g. crisps, open sandwiches) exposed and open for
    communal sharing unless individually wrapped.

Individuals should:

  • Wash hands often with soap and water, or use alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Wherever possible, avoid direct contact with people that have a respiratory illness
    and avoid using their personal items such as their mobile phone.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes (nose and mouth) with disposable tissues, then dispose
    of these in the nearest waste bin after use. And then wash your hands/use Alcohol
    Based Hand Rub (ABHR).


More detailed advice can be found at,

The number of the helpline is 0800 028 2816.

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