Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has released new Covid-19 guidance for food business operators and their employees in Scotland. This guidance outlines ways that physical distancing can be applied in food businesses in addition to other mitigation measures that will support adherence to government advice for preventing the spread of Covid-19.
It is recognised that food manufacturers, processors and retailers which have been permitted to operate during lockdown restrictions, will have already enhanced their existing hygiene controls and applied additional measures to ensure that they are protecting their staff from Covid-19. Referring to this guidance will assist these FBOs already operating, in identifying, reviewing and maintaining the measures needed to prevent the spread of Covid-19 across their operations. The guidance will also support businesses in the food service and catering sector, including those which have been operating since lockdown and those which are planning to restart.
From 10th October, physical distancing and other mandatory requirements are applicable to food businesses and it’s expected that in due course, having to wear a face covering when moving around indoor communal areas such as canteens and corridors, will also become mandatory.
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