As of 1 May 2022, Covid-19 advice in Scotland has changed, with free testing no longer available to the majority of the population and self-isolation guidance being replaced with the Stay at Home guidance on the NHS Inform website.

The NASUWT raised some serious concerns about the changes, but these have been ignored.

The population-wide Stay at Home changes have been reflected in updated Scottish Government guidance to schools on Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance on reducing the risks in schools and Coronavirus (COVID-19): early learning and childcare services.

These continue to stress the importance of risk assessments and ongoing Covid-19 mitigations such as handwashing/sanitisation and effective ventilation.

It is also worth remembering that the Scottish Government’s guidance represents the minimum requirements and local authorities/schools are free to enhance these.

Members with concerns about working arrangements or safety in their workplace should contact NASUWT Scotland for further advice and support at [email protected].