Renfrewshire Council

Last reviewed: 17.45 Wednesday 23 September

Working safely during the coronavirus pandemic

Health, safety and wellbeing at work, guidance on wearing face coverings at work, working safely in a council facility, depot, school, nursery or at home.

The health and wellbeing of our staff is our number one priority and all decisions are based on the latest Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and Scottish Government guidance and made in consultation with trade unions.


Making a home visit

Guidelines for what to do before, during and after you make a home visit, including healthcare and non-healthcare visits.

Read our guidelines on home visits


Non-healthcare home visits

Guidance for making non-healthcare home visits including child protection, community meals, community alarm response, emergency repairs and applies to any council employees, volunteers or contractors working on behalf of the council.

Read our guidelines on non-healthcare home visits


Personal protective equipment (PPE) and hand care

Getting the right personal protective equipment (PPE), What PPE you need if you work in health and social care, hand care and PPE gloves.

Read the information and advice about PPE and hand care


Face coverings at work

There are new rules about wearing face coverings at work, to help minimise the risk of spreading coronavirus (COVID-19) and keep people safe.

Read our guidance on wearing face coverings at work


Working safely at a facility or depot

Changes to the workplace, keeping you safe at work, if you start to feel unwell at work, travel to work, health and wellbeing, shielding, annual leave and special leave, FACTS.

Read our guidance on working safely at a facility or depot


Working safely a school or nursery

Health and safety measures in schools and nurseries, what to do if you, a close contact or a pupil develops symptoms of COVID-19, travelling to work, looking after your health and wellbeing during the pandemic.

Read our guidance on working safely at a school or nursery


Working from home

Our commitment to our staff, protect yourself from coronavirus at home, set up your work environment at home, continue your learning and development at home, annual leave information, look after your health, safety and wellbeing.

Read our guidance on working from home


Shielding information for council staff

Guidance for staff who were previously shielding or have children who were previously shielding.