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  • Scottish Government - Face Coverings Regulations

    Created: 20/10/2020

    The Scottish Government has announced that, from Monday 19 October, those in work must now wear a face covering within indoor communal work areas including break out areas, canteens, corridors etc. The police have the power to issue a £60 fine, if face coverings are not worn in indoor public places. 

    Face covering exemptions: you do not have to wear a face covering in the workplace if you are exempt. For more information on this, click here.

    Further exemptions include:

    • owners, managers, members of staff, or volunteers, of indoor premises where it is mandatory to wear a face covering who are physically separated, by means of, for example, partition screens, from passengers or customers or if they maintain a 2 metre distance from customers or members of the public; and
    • employees undertaking tasks in the course of their employment, where the wearing of a face covering would cause material risk of harm, for example, on the factory floor due to production requirements. Employees should follow existing sector guidance on appropriate controls for preventing the spread of COVID-19 in these settings.  

    Keep up to date with all the latest guidance and information related to COVID-19 from the Scottish Government here.




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