Coronavirus

This is UNISON Scotland’s information on Coronavirus and your rights at work.

If you have symptoms and need medical advice go to: NHS Scotland website for all latest guidance about COVID-19 including social distancing and stay at home advice.

There is more about your rights at work at: UNISON UK website 

Coronavirus COVID19 advice: your rights at work in Scotland

CORONAVIRUS HEALTH STAFF: Employers’ Duty of Care

CORONAVIRUS HEALTH STAFF: Employers' Duty of Care
Health staff: The Scottish government health workforce team have issued a letter reminding employers of their moral and statutory duty ...
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CORONAVIRUS HEALTH STAFF: Pay for bank workers in high risk categories

CORONAVIRUS HEALTH STAFF: Pay for bank workers in high risk categories
Health staff: Boards have been advised to continue to pay people in high risk categories who are shielding at home ...
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CORONAVIRUS HEALTH STAFF: NHS Lothian PPE Who Where guidance

CORONAVIRUS HEALTH STAFF: NHS Lothian PPE Who Where guidance
Heath Staff: This table lays out the agreement with NHS Lothian regarding the use of PPE. It is a really ...
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PRESS RELEASE: UNISON secures win for carers as Scottish government PPE guidance is withdrawn

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PRESS RELEASE: After days of negotiations UNISON Scotland, along with other unions, has secured agreement from the Scottish Government that ...
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New guidance for home and social care staff in Scotland puts home care staff at risk  

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UNISON, the trade union representing home and social care workers, are vigorously challenging Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) guidance which was issued ...
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CORONAVIRUS HEALTH STAFF: pausing of work programmes

CORONAVIRUS HEALTH STAFF: pausing of work programmes
Health staff: The following programmes are suspended to enable focus on the current crisis: The introduction of the Independent National ...
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CORONAVIRUS HEALTH STAFF: STAC update

CORONAVIRUS HEALTH STAFF: STAC update
Health Staff: This update covers all of work done last week by the Scottish Term and Conditions Committee. Issues covered: ...
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CORONAVIRUS LOCAL GOVERNMENT: FAQs for workforce

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LOCAL GOVT WORKERS: This Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) has been developed jointly between COSLA and the SJC Trade Unions (UNISON, ...
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CORONAVIRUS LOCAL GOVERNMENT: Deputy First Minister sets out work in progress

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This letter, from John Swinney Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills, regarding local government workers  sets ...
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CORONAVIRUS HEALTH STAFF: Joint statement on expanding the nursing and midwifery workforce

CORONAVIRUS HEALTH STAFF: Joint statement on expanding the nursing and midwifery workforce
Heath staff; This is a joint statement by employers, trade unions and the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) on expanding ...
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HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE STAFF: Revised PPE Guidance

HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE STAFF: Revised PPE Guidance
HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE STAFF: Scottish Government has issued revised Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) guidance for Health and Social Care ...
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CORONAVIRUS HEALTH STAFF: PPE supply update

CORONAVIRUS HEALTH STAFF: PPE supply update
Health Staff: This is the latest procurement update. It contains the latest stock information re PPP and logistical updates ...
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CORONAVIRUS HEALTH STAFF:Revised PPE guidance

CORONAVIRUS HEALTH STAFF:Revised PPE guidance
Health staff: Updated guidance on personal protective equipment has now been published.  This guidance is issued jointly by the Department ...
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CORONAVIRUS HEALTH STAFF AND SOCIAL CARE: Forthcoming PPE guidance

CORONAVIRUS HEALTH STAFF AND SOCIAL CARE: Forthcoming PPE guidance
HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE STAFF: revised Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) guidance is being issued today, Thursday, via the COVID-19 guidance ...
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CORONAVIRUS HIGHER EDUCATION: Guidance for Branch Negotiators

CORONAVIRUS HIGHER EDUCATION: Guidance for Branch Negotiators
Scottish HE Branch Negotiators' Guidance / Summary of HE Committee Meeting - 31/03/20 No detriment is the norm for the ...
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CORONAVIRUS: SOCIAL HOUSING STAFF – Information and guidance

CORONAVIRUS: SOCIAL HOUSING STAFF - Information and guidance
The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations has published a series of COVID-19 information briefings. The briefings on service delivery and ...
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CORONAVIRUS HEALTH STAFF: 3 STAC Updates

CORONAVIRUS HEALTH STAFF: 3 STAC Updates
Health staff: The STAC secretariat have been holding daily teleconferences following the cancellation of the March 20th STAC meeting. They ...
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CORONAVIRUS LOCAL GOVERNMENT – FAQ’s for Local Government Staff from Joint unions & CoSLA

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LOCAL GOVERNMENT -  UNISON Scotland, other Local Government unions and CoSLA have produced a Frequently Asked Questions document covering many ...
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CORONAVIRUS HEALTH STAFF: Changes to Sick Leave

CORONAVIRUS HEALTH STAFF: Changes to Sick Leave
Health Staff: We have agreed a change to sick leave during the Coronavirus crisis. All new starts in the service ...
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CORONAVIRUS FURTHER EDUCATION: FE Alert March 2020

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FURTHER EDUCATION: This is the latest newsletter form the FE committee. This edition focuses on Coronavirus and the work the ...
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