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Starting back safely - updated advice

May 17, 2021

SCDC logoThe Supporting Communities Safely resource, developed by Public Health Scotland and SCDC, has been updated to support community organisations to start back safely.

Of course, the situation with Covid-19 is continually developing, with rises in cases in some areas and concerns about new variarants. However, if overall progress in reducing the immediate impact of the pandemic continues, groups should hopefully be able to come together again in the not-too-distant future.

PHS logoBut as we move closer to re-opening, we are morally, practically and legally obliged to take all possible precautions to avoid further infections.

This latest edition of Supporting Communities Safely revisits decision-making processes on assessing and reducing risk and focuses on the nuts and bolts of how to implement these. The resource offers practical advice on how to effectively plan and deliver the measures like physical distancing and proper ventilation, both fundamental to achieve COVID safe services.

The advice includes easy-to-use tools that can help you:

  • Accurately calculate the space per person you have to deliver services safely

  • Determine what that means for the numbers of people you can work with at any given time

  • Identify where to get help with planning for this, including getting help to assess and improve ventilation in your service

Read more here.

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