Coronavirus guidance for Council employees

About Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus Covid-19

Updated Thursday 6 May 2021

You can find the latest information and guidance on Coronavirus, the symptoms, staying safe and protecting others, on the NHS Inform and Scottish Government websites.


Stopping the spread starts with all of us.

You should

  • wear a face covering
  • avoid crowded places
  • clean hands and surfaces regularly
  • stay 2m away from other people
  • self-isolate and book a test if you have Coronavirus symptoms (new continuous cough, fever or loss of, or change in, sense of smell or taste).

Coronavirus protection levels

Coronavirus protection levels (sometimes known as tiers) set out measures that can be applied nationally or locally depending on the prevalence of the virus across Scotland.

Each region has a protection level. The lowest level is 0 and the highest level is 4. You can read more about the protection levels on the Scottish Government website.


The Scottish Government has announced that, from 26 April 2021, employees who have been shielding are able to return to work if they’re unable to work from home, providing it’s safe for them to do so.

If you’ve been shielding, and are unable to work from home, your manager will have a conversation with you about returning to the workplace. As part of this, they will carry out an occupational risk assessment with you and discuss any measures that need to be put in place to support you back to work.

You can read more about shielding and high risk groups in our Coronavirus absence guidance.