Youth work guidance update as Scotland moves beyond level 0 from Monday 9th August

We have been advised by Scottish Government that the CLD workforce guidance and Youth Work Guidance will be archived from Monday 9th August 2021 as Scotland moves beyond level 0.

From Monday 9th August, youth work providers should follow the Coronavirus (COVID-19): universities, colleges and community learning and development providers guidance.​ This will be kept up to date in line with any new announcements, including those given this week.

There will continue to be separate guidelines for school trips and residential visits for school-aged children.

These changes reflect:

  • The resumption of in-person learning
  • An emphasis based less on national ‘rules’ and more on the reduction and management of risk, and good practice for achieving this
  • An understanding that the virus is unpredictable and significant risks remain

In line with the Scottish Government Strategic Framework, from Monday 9th August 2021 there is no national legal requirement to physically distance in any setting. Although clinical advice remains that maintaining distance can reduce the risk of transmission.

The Scottish Government revised Strategic Framework is the main source of information for this guidance. It makes clear that some of these measures, provided for either by regulations or in guidance, will be expected to continue, including: 

  • Good hand hygiene and surface cleaning
  • Continued promotion of good ventilation
  • Requirement for face coverings in certain settings (e.g. public transport)
  • Continued compliance with Test and Protect, including self-isolation when necessary
  • Ongoing need for outbreak management capability, including active surveillance
  • Encouraging a greater degree of working from home than pre‑COVID-19 where this is possible

Please ensure this information is circulated to your networks.

We will update our Covid-19 Information Hub and FAQ’s to reflect these changes.

Please get in touch if you have any questions by emailing Gillian Lithgow or Marielle Bruce

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