Coronavirus (COVID-19) – latest news and advice

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Social distancing guidance


HSE has guidelines on how businesses must maintain social distancing and protect workers during the coronavirus outbreak.

Employers who have people in their offices or onsite should ensure that employees are able, where possible, to follow the appropriate regulations and/or guidance on social distancing (including, where possible, maintaining a 2 metre distance from others), and hygiene (washing their hands with soap and water often for at least 20 seconds).


For guidance on social distancing in:

Look after your mental wellbeing while working at home


During the coronavirus outbreak, it’s important to look after your mental wellbeing while staying at home. 

Stress affects us all at different times and in different ways. It can cause people to feel physically unwell, can cause mental health problems and can make existing problems worse.


HSE's stress website has plenty of advice, while our downloadable stress talking toolkit has ideas which you can adapt to suit current working arrangements.

Update from Department of Health and Social Care on home testing kits and test site appointments

Home test kits and regional test site appointments are now available on


Arrange a test on


If you have employees who cannot work from home and have coronavirus symptoms, they are eligible for testing (for example, construction workers, shop workers, emergency plumbers and delivery drivers).


Apply for a test. 


There is also guidance from the Scottish Government on who can apply for expanded access to testing in Scotland.

More coronavirus related updates and advice from HSE

We have published a variety of guidance, which you may find useful.

It includes information on:

Find all guidance and information here.


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