Scottish Government guidance
Guidance is available for lots of different topics including:
- clinical guidance for different types of service
- care home guidance (see here for Open with Care visiting and outings from the home guidance)
- adults with incapacity
- social care assessments
- social work
- unpaid carers
- adult support and protection
- testing for health and social care staff
- personal protective equipment (PPE)
- palliative care.
Public Health Scotland guidance
Information and guidance for care home settings (adults and older people) this page includes:
- COVID-19 information and guidance for care home settings
- outbreak control checklist.
- community based settings for people with mental health needs
- community based settings for people with a learning disability
- community based settings for people who misuse substances
- supported accommodation settings
- rehabilitation services
- residential children’s homes
- stand alone residential respite for adults (settings not registered as care homes)
- stand alone residential respite/short breaks services for children
- providing care to individuals in their own home
- sheltered housing
- hospice settings
- prison and detention settings.
Guidance for educational and early learning and childcare settings has been updated and incorporated into general advice for all non-healthcare settings
Public Health Scotland coronavirus page (this page lists the latest publication updates)
Care Inspectorate guidance
General COVID-19 advice and updates
Details of vaccination priority groups (issued by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation)
Infection prevention and control
Infection prevention and control standards for health and adult social care settings (Healthcare Improvement Scotland)
Personal Protective equipment (PPE)
See COVID-19 sections within Appendix 22 - Community IPC Pandemic Appendix (scot.nhs.uk)
Staff health and wellbeing
The National Wellbeing Hub is for everyone working in health and social care. It has lots of resources for individuals and managers.
Coaching for Wellbeing offers free coaching to support all health and social service workers.
The Workforce Specialist Service is a confidential mental health service for health and social care workers.
National Wellbeing Helpline for health and social care workers: 0800 111 4191
COVID-19 Education Recovery Group
Qualifications and apprenticeships
Supplementary guidance for SVQ assessment centres to support candidates impacted by COVID-19 pandemic (updated 11 November 2020)
We have published a toolkit of information to support placement providers, students and centres to support the safe return of students to placements. Find out more and download the toolkit here. (updated 30 June 2021)
Mental Welfare Commission
The Mental Welfare Commission publishes guidance and advice notes on working during the pandemic.
Technology enabled care
If you have any questions relating to your SSSC registration please use the form on our contact us page.