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.
- 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.