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This information comes from COVID Safer Workplaces, Directorate for Business Resilience and Support, The Scottish Government. 

We know that businesses and organisations across the economy have adapted in various ways to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. These adaptations have aimed to reduce the risk of the spread of COVID-19 in premises, improve the general safety for employees and customers and minimise impact on operations.

The Scottish Government’s Strategic Framework, updated in February 2022, placed an emphasis on continuing to develop adaptations and explore these throughout the economy in conjunction with business.

The Scottish Government launched a Live Adaptations Survey on Thursday 31st March, which will close on Thursday 28th April, 5:00pm.

The aims of the survey are to:

  • Gather information on what adaptations have been implemented since the start of the pandemic;
  • Obtain information on what adaptations are likely to remain in the short and long term;
  • Shape further stakeholder engagement via workshops in May 2022 to draw more detail from businesses on adaptations.

We are keen to get as much business engagement as possible in this project to ensure guidance is well informed and takes account of any unforeseen risk or consequences.

We would be grateful if you could share the survey with your members/ stakeholders for completion. The survey and subsequent workshop findings will help inform a State of the Sectors Report for the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Economy and subsequent drafting of adaptations guidance.

Businesses can also register their interest to attend a workshop by emailing SaferWorkplacesCovidAdaptations@gov.scot, and these will be held throughout May 2022.

Should you/your stakeholders have any questions or comments on the survey, please contact SaferWorkplacesCovidAdaptations@gov.scot directly.

Thank you in advance for your support in encouraging participation in the survey.