Latest advice and information on the Covid-19 outbreak
We will try to keep SUSE members up to date with ongoing developments during the Coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic on the SUSE website. A number of our partners and stakeholders have published advice and information. We are particularly indebted to our colleagues at GCVS who have allowed us to share their updates. We have also included links to SCVO, the Scottish Government and OSCR among others on this page.
Please find below the latest UK Government information about the current corona crisis situation. Please ensure all of your colleagues are made aware and adhere to the instructions. Those who are key workers and providing vital services are still able to provide those services.
The advice, guidance and instructions from the government on the management of the pandemic continues to change on a daily basis.
UK Government – Coronovirus (COVID-19): UK Government Guidance
Scottish Government – https://www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19/
OSCR – For charities, there are some specific concerns that OSCR have become aware of and these have been covered on their website here
Scottish Training Federation (STF) – STF have shared a statement on their website from SDS for their members – you can find this here
SCVO Statement on COVID-19 here together with Information and Guidance to support your organisation
Inspiring Scotland – Advice to Charity Leaders COVID 19 Inspiring Scotland Advice to Charity Leaders
Disability Rights UK are updating their website regularly – here
GCVS have given us permission to share their latest guidance below.
Face Masks Mandatory
From 10th July, face masks must be worn by anyone wanting to go into any shop. The exceptions are for children under the age of five and those with certain disabilities such as breathing difficults or claustrophobia.
From Friday, 3rd July, people can travel more than five miles for leisure or recreation. Self-contained holiday homes such as cottages, lodges and caravans with no shared services – is allowed, along with second homes.
Children under the age of 12 will no longer have to follow distancing rules when meeting other children or adults outdoors. Those aged 12 to 17 will still need to obey distancing rules, but there will no longer be a limit on the number of different groups they can meet during a day. Children in both age groups will still be restricted to meeting outside in groups of up to eight people from no more than three households.
From today, 6th July, pubs and restaurants will be able to open outdoor spaces, such as beer gardens.
The Scottish Association for Mental Health have a variety of resources on their website to help support and maintain mental wellbeing, please find attached a couple of particularly useful documents. See www.samh.org.uk for more information.
Job Retention Scheme
We at SUSE would also like to alert you to homeworking and cyber security – see below:
Cyber Security: It is important to be aware that when staff are homeworking cyber security may not be as stringent so please be aware of email scams – click on images link below for more information on this and how to make preparations for home working safe.