Coronavirus guidance for Council employees

About Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus Covid-19

Update: Monday 4 January

On Monday 4 January, the First Minister announced that mainland Scotland moves from Level 4 to a temporary lockdown on Tuesday 5 January. We are currently reviewing all our services and will be updating this information as soon as we're able. 

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.


On week-commencing 4 January 2021, the Chief Medical Officer wrote to everyone on the shielding register advising that, if they can’t work from home, they shouldn’t go to work. If you’ve received a shielding notification, you should contact your manager immediately and shouldn’t come to work, although you'll be expected to work from home where possible.

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