COVID-19 HEALTH AND SAFETY INFORMATION

There is a large amount of support and guidance relating to COVID-19 which can make it confusing to find the correct guidance. We have grouped the following guidance relevant to the sector to improve accessibility to this information.

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SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT ADVICE

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Waste Sector Guidance was published by the Scottish Government in July 2020 and last updated in July 2021.
This guidance signposts to a range of information and support for those working in the waste sector and can be viewed here.

WASTE INDUSTRY SAFETY AND HEALTH (WISH) FORUM GUIDANCE ON COVID-19 AND WASTE MANAGEMENT ACTIVITIES

This document is based on Government advice, industry experience and current knowledge with an emphasis is on waste management workplace specific issues. You can read further information and download the document here.

SECTOR ADVICE CARDS

The Scottish Government have produced Waste Sector Advice Cards which provide guidance for managers, supervisors and employees on preventing the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace including:

  •  Actions to ensure your workplace is COVID-19 compliant
  •  What to do in the event of an outbreak, or suspected outbreak, of COVID-19 in the workplace
  •  General advice for everyone at work to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission

Cards are available in English, Polish and Lithuanian here.

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19): GETTING TESTED IN SCOTLAND

Guidance on coronavirus testing, including who is eligible for a test, how to get tested and the different types of test available:

HOUSEHOLD WASTE RECYCLING CENTRES

The Scottish Government and COSLA developed guidance offering advice to Local Authorities on the considerations involved in reopening and operating HWRCs in the context of COVID-19. Guidance is available here.

CASE STUDIES, TEMPLATES AND WEBINARS

A range of templates, case studies and webinars showing the practical application of COVID-19 protocols can be seen here.