COVID-19 compendium Guidance and resources Publication date: 1 July 2021 - Public Health Scotland

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COVID-19 compendium Guidance and resources Publication date: 1 July 2021 - Public Health Scotland
COVID-19 compendium
Guidance and resources
Publication date: 1 July 2021
About the COVID-19 compendium

The COVID-19 Compendium contains links to current national and international policy,
guidance and resources on COVID-19 from key organisations.

   • Current Scottish COVID-19 guidance and supporting materials (Public Health

   • Coronavirus in Scotland (Scottish Government)

   • Pathogen specific guidance (National Infection Prevention and Control Manual)

   • IPC COVID-19 outbreak checklist (National Infection Prevention and Control Manual) is
      designed for the control of incidents and outbreak in healthcare settings and can be used
      within a COVID ward or when there is an individual case or multiple cases

   • IRIC safety alert relating to COVID-19 (Health Facilities Scotland)

   • Management of Public Health Incidents: Guidance on the roles and responsibilities
      of NHS led incident management teams (Public Health Scotland)

   • COVID-19: the green book, chapter 14a

   • Scottish Terms and Conditions committee COVID-19 page is a one reference point
      with links to all the information on workforce issues on pay, terms and conditions, which is
      being published or disseminated in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

  No responsibility will be taken for any omissions to or the content of the compendium.
  Any questions regarding any of the guidance documents should be directed to the
  appropriate organisation.

List of guidance and resources

Date         Policy/guidance              Summary                             Author

30/06/2021 COVID-19: arranging or         Guidance for arranging or           PHE
           attending a funeral or         attending a funeral or
           commemorative event            commemorative event during the
                                          coronavirus (COVID-19)

25/6/2021    Open with Care –             This report summarises progress SG
             supporting people in adult   with the implementation of Open
             care homes to have           with Care - supporting meaningful
             meaningful contact with      contact in care homes guidance
             others: progress report      since publication. The report
                                          recognises the excellent progress
                                          and identifies key actions where
                                          care homes and partners can
                                          improve and embed good quality,
                                          meaningful contact as the norm.

24/6//2021   Guidance for contacts of     Guidance for contacts of a person PHE
             people with confirmed        with a positive test result for
             coronavirus (COVID-19)       coronavirus (COVID-19) who do
             infection who do not live    not live with that person.
             with the person

23/6/2021    Coronavirus (COVID-19):      Guidance for staff on use of face   SG
             use of face coverings in     coverings in these settings.
             social care settings
             including adult care homes

23/6/2021    Coronavirus (COVID-19):      Guidance for staff within acute      SG
             guidance on the extended     hospitals, community hospitals,
             use of face masks and face   primary care and wider
             coverings in hospitals,      community care, together with
             primary care and wider       advice for visitors, including those
             community care               attending for an appointment.

23/06/2021 COVID-19: guidance for         Stay at home guidance for         PHE
           households with possible       households with possible
           coronavirus infection          coronavirus (COVID-19) infection.

23/06/2021 Coronavirus (COVID-19):        How to protect care home            DH
           Admission and care of          residents and staff during the
           people in care homes           coronavirus outbreak.

Date        Policy/guidance                 Summary                             Author

23/6/2021   COVID-19 Use of Face            Letter from CNO regarding           SG
            Masks in Social Care            updated guidance on use of face
            Settings including Adult        masks
            Care Homes Guidance

21/6/2021   Coronavirus (COVID-19):         Overviews show testing              SG
            social care and community       arrangements for social care and
            based testing overview          community based COVID-19

21/06/2021 COVID-19: guidance on            Information for shielding and       PHE
           shielding and protecting         protecting people defined on
           people defined on medical        medical grounds as extremely
           grounds as extremely             vulnerable from COVID-19.

11/6/2021   How to stop the spread of       Guidance on measures you can        PHE
            COVID-19                        use to stop spread of COVID-19

9/6/2021    COVID-19: how to work           Guidance for those working in       PHE
            safely in care homes            care homes providing information
                                            on how to work safely during this
                                            period of sustained transmission
                                            of COVID-19. Includes PPE

9/6/2021    COVID-19: how to work           A resource for those working in    PHE
            safely in domiciliary care in   domiciliary care providing
            England                         information on the use of personal
                                            protective equipment (PPE).

03/06/2021 COVID-19 rapid guideline:        This guideline covers the         NICE
           managing COVID-19                management of COVID-19 for
                                            children, young people and adults
                                            in all care settings.

12/05/2021 Coronavirus (COVID-19):          Quarantine rules and information SG
           international travel and         on the process for people entering
           managed isolation                the UK.

Date        Policy/guidance              Summary                             Author

26/4/2021   Coronavirus (COVID-19):      Guidance on how to work out the SG
            calculating physical         maximum number of people who
            distancing capacity in       can physically distance within a
            public settings              public setting including
                                         businesses, places of worship and
                                         public events

23/04/2021 COVID-19: ventilation of      Guidance on the ventilation of      PHE
           indoor spaces to stop the     indoor spaces to stop the spread
           spread of coronavirus         of coronavirus (COVID-19).

31/3/2021   COVID-19: guidance for       Information on coronavirus          PHE
            those leading a nomadic      (COVID-19) for those leading a
            way of life                  nomadic way of life.

22/03/2021 COVID-19: guidance for        Advice on appropriate infection     PHE
           stepdown of infection         prevention and control (IPC)
           control precautions within    precautions for stepdown in
           hospitals and discharging     hospital or discharge to home or
           COVID-19 patients from        residential settings
           hospital to home settings

22/03/2020 COVID-19: guidance for        Advice to assist people required    PHE
           care of the deceased          to manage bodies of deceased
                                         persons infected with coronavirus

18/03/2021 COVID-19: guidance for first Advice for first responders (as    PHE
           responders                   defined by the Civil Contingencies
                                        Act) and others who may have
                                        close contact with symptomatic
                                        people who may have COVID-19.

15/03/2021 COVID-19: investigation and Steps for investigating and           PHE
           management of suspected     managing individuals who are
           SARS-CoV-2 reinfections     suspected to be reinfected with

15/03/2021 Preventing and controlling    Information for prisons and other   PHE
           outbreaks of COVID-19:        prescribed places of detention on
           prisons and other places of   coronavirus (COVID-19).

Date        Policy/guidance               Summary                             Author

15/03/2021 SARS-CoV-2 VOC and VUI:        Advice on the investigation and PHE
           investigating and managing     management of patients who may
           individuals with a possible    be infected with a new SARS-
           or confirmed case              CoV-2 Variant of Concern.

14/03/2021 Coronavirus (COVID-19):        Guidance on stay at home            SG
           stay at home guidance          regulations that came into effect
                                          on 5 January 2021.

11/03/2021 Coronavirus (COVID-19):        Guidance on visiting during the     SG
           adult care homes guidance      pandemic plus tools and
                                          resources on visiting, and
                                          supporting residents in homes
                                          with COVID-19.

10/03/2021 Coronavirus (COVID-19):        Scottish Government advice to      SG
           guidance for health boards     health boards in Scotland to avoid
           to avoid wasting the           wasting the vaccine
           vaccine                        unnecessarily.

09/03/2021 Coronavirus (COVID-19):        Guidance on safer working during SG
           general guidance for safer     the coronavirus pandemic for
           workplaces                     those businesses/organisations
                                          not covered by sectoral guidance,
                                          for example general offices

01/03/2021 Coronavirus (COVID-19):        Quick guide to show what you can SG
           stay at home infographic       and cannot do during the

01/03/2021 COVID-19 position              The purpose of this guideline is to SIGN/HIS
           statement: Presentations       provide NHSScotland with advice
           and management of COVID-       on presentations and
           19 in older people in acute    management of COVID-19 in
           care                           older patients in acute care.

25/2/2021   Coronavirus (COVID-19):       Tool to assess the effectiveness    SG
            compliance self-              of COVID-19 control measures
            assessment tool               within your workplace.

24/2/2021   Open with Care - supporting New guidance supports                 SG
            meaningful contact in care meaningful contact to resume
            homes: guidance             between adult care home
                                        residents and their loved ones,
                                        beginning with visiting up to twice
                                        a week.

Date        Policy/guidance                Summary                               Author

22/02/2021 Coronavirus (COVID-19) -        This guidance sets out advice and SG
           employee testing                expectations for employers
           programmes: guidance for        running COVID-19 private
           employers                       asymptomatic employee testing
                                           programmes among their staff.

22/02/2021 Coronavirus (COVID-19):         Guidance on coronavirus testing       SG
           adult care at home testing      for the care at home sector.

19/02/2021 Coronavirus (COVID-19) -        Deputy Chief Medical Officer          SG
           vaccination - priority group    provides detailed information to
           6: letter from Interim Deputy   NHS Health Boards and GPs
           Chief Medical Officer           around identifying those in the
                                           priority group 6.

18/02/2021 Coronavirus (COVID-19):         Information and support for           SG
           Test and Protect                people who are asked to self-
                                           isolate because of COVID-19.

12/02/2021 COVID-19 vaccination:           Guidance for healthcare               PHE
           information for healthcare      practitioners about the
           practitioners                   coronavirus (COVID-19)
                                           vaccination programme

09/02/2021 Coronavirus (COVID-19):         Guidance on travel rules and          SG
           guidance on travel and          restrictions and protection levels,
           transport                       including information on essential

05/02/2021 Coronavirus (COVID-19):         Letter to NHS boards with the      SG
           duty of candour procedure       Scottish Government views on the
           obligation on NHS boards        application of organisational duty
           during the pandemic             of candour procedure during the
                                           COVID-19 pandemic.

Date        Policy/guidance              Summary                              Author

03/02/2021 Evidence review:              The purpose of this rapid review is SIGN
           Assessment of COVID-19 in     to provide NHSScotland with
           primary care: the             advice on assessment of patients
           identification of symptoms,   with COVID-19 in primary care.
           signs, characteristics,
           comorbidities and clinical    This guidance is for: general
           signs in adults which may     practitioners and primary care
           indicate a higher risk of     teams involved in the assessment
           progression to severe         of patients presenting with
           disease                       potential COVID-19.

29/01/2021 COVID-19: guidance for        This guidance is for suspected       PHE
           Ambulance Trusts              cases of COVID-19 where an
                                         emergency ambulance response
                                         is required.

28/01/2021 National Rollout of the       Details of the COVID-19 remote       SG
           COVID-19 Remote               monitoring service for high-risk
           Monitoring Service            patients currently being tested
                                         within NHS Lanarkshire.

28/01/2021 SARS-CoV-2 VOC:               Advice on the investigation and PHE
           investigating and managing    management of patients who may
           individuals with a possible   be infected with a new SARS-
           or confirmed case             CoV-2 Variant of Concern.

28/01/2021 COVID-19: management of       Guidance on the management of PHE
           staff and exposed patients    staff, patients and residents who
           in healthcare settings        have been exposed to COVID-19.

27/01/2021 COVID-19 vaccination:         Information for frontline healthcare PHE
           guide for healthcare          workers on COVID-19
           workers                       vaccination.

25/01/2021 COVID-19 vaccination: a       Information for frontline social     PHE
           guide for social care staff   care workers on COVID-19

25/01/2021 COVID-19 vaccination:         Information for eligible adults on   PHE
           guide for older adults        COVID-19 vaccination.

25/01/2021 COVID-19 vaccination: what Information for people who have         PHE
           to expect after vaccination had their first COVID-19

Date        Policy/guidance              Summary                              Author

22/01/021   Supported living services  Guidance for providers of              PHE
            during coronavirus (COVID- supported living settings

21/01/2021 COVID-19: infection          Guidance on infection prevention      PHE
           prevention and control (IPC) and control for COVID-19.
                                        Sustained community
                                        transmission is occurring across
                                        the UK.

21/01/2021 Coronavirus (COVID-19):       This workbook brings into one        SG
           Scottish workbook 2020        place advice on how local and
                                         national public health agencies
                                         will provide support that helps to
                                         put in place the action needed to
                                         prevent coronavirus spread,
                                         together with advice on
                                         management of outbreaks.

19/01/2021 Coronavirus (COVID-19):       Booklet providing advice on how      SG
           Right Care, Right Place – a   to access NHS Scotland services
           guide to NHS Scotland         safely during the coronavirus
           services                      pandemic.

18/01/2021 COVID 19: Community           This circular sets out the           SG
           Pharmacy: NHS Medicines       arrangements for a new time-
           Delivery Service              limited medicines delivery service
                                         to be deployed by the Community
                                         Pharmacy Network to support
                                         winter pressures, NHS
                                         remobilisation and our National
                                         Strategic Framework during the
                                         COVID-19 outbreak.

15/01/2021 Coronavirus (COVID-19):       Letter addressed to the health and SG
           day services for adults -     social care sector to clarify that
           letter from the Cabinet       essential day service support can
           Secretary for Health and      continue throughout the current
           Sport - 15 January 2021       lockdown and adult day centres
                                         can continue to operate.

15/01/2021 Coronavirus (COVID-19):       Care home vaccination guidance       SG
           guidance for use of Pfizer    for Pfizer BioNTech BNT162b
           BioNTech vaccine in care      vaccine.

Date        Policy/guidance               Summary                              Author

14/01/2021 COVID-19: providing unpaid     Guidance for people who are          DH
           care to adults with learning   providing unpaid care to adults
           disabilities and autistic      with learning disabilities and
           adults                         autistic adults during the
                                          coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

14/01/2021 Coronavirus (COVID-19):        Information for people who are       DH
           providing unpaid care          caring, unpaid, for friends or
                                          family during the coronavirus

14/01/2021 COVID-19: supporting           Guidance for care staff who are      DH
           adults with learning           supporting adults with learning
           disabilities and autistic      disabilities and autistic adults
           adults                         during the coronavirus (COVID-
                                          19) outbreak

13/01/2021 Coronavirus (COVID-19):        Frequently Asked Questions           SG
           vaccination guidance for       (FAQs) on COVID-19
           health and social care         vaccinations for health and social
           professionals                  care professionals.

12/01/2021 Coronavirus (COVID-19):        Guidance for health and social       DH
           looking after people who       care staff who are caring for, or
           lack mental capacity           treating, a person who lacks the
                                          relevant mental capacity.

11/01/2021 Coronavirus (COVID-19):        Guidance on coronavirus testing, SG
           getting tested in Scotland     including who is eligible for a test,
                                          how to get tested and the different
                                          types of test available.

11/01/2021 Coronavirus (COVID-19):        Coronavirus (COVID-19) adult         SG
           adult care home visitor        care home lateral flow testing
           testing guidance               guidance which forms part of the
                                          Test and Protect Pathways

11/01/2021 Coronavirus (COVID-19):        Guidance and materials to            SG
           adult care home testing        support professionals who visit
           guidance for visiting          care homes and residential
           professionals                  settings to carry out lateral flow
                                          device (LFD) testing.

Date        Policy/guidance               Summary                                 Author

08/01/2021 Coronavirus (COVID-19)         Letter from Chief Medical Officer       SG
           vaccine: letter from Chief     to Presiding Officer and MSPs on
           Medical Officer on advice      advice from Joint Committee on
           on AstraZeneca and Pfizer      Vaccination and Immunisation
           BioNTech vaccines              (JCVI).

01/01/2021 Coronavirus (COVID-19)         Letter from the Chief Medical    SG
           vaccine: letter from the       Officer, Dr Gregor Smith, on the
           Chief Medical Officer          arrangements for the COVID-19
           updating on the vaccination    vaccination programme, following
           programme - 1 January          authorisation for supply and use
           2021                           of the AstraZeneca COVID-19
                                          vaccine and changes to advice on
                                          the use of the Pfizer BioNTech
                                          vaccine by both the Medicines
                                          and Healthcare products
                                          Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and
                                          the Joint Committee on
                                          Vaccination and Immunisation

31/12/2021 Coronavirus (COVID-19)         This is a letter sent from the          SG
           vaccine: letter from the       Cabinet Secretary for Health and
           Cabinet Secretary for Health   Sport, Ms Freeman to the
           and Sport on the approval      Presiding Officer and MSPs
           of the AstraZeneca Vaccine     providing them with an update on
                                          the approval of the AstraZeneca
                                          Covid Vaccine for use in the
                                          United Kingdom.

24/12/2020 Additional preventative        Letter advising of urgent review of SG
           measures due to new            care home strategy in light of
           COVID variant – Testing of     further restrictions announced by
           Care Home Staff, Visiting      the First Minister on Saturday 18
           Professionals and Outbreak     This letter should be used in
           Management                     addition to 22 December letter in
                                          relation to care home visiting and
                                          visitor testing, from 26 December

23/12/2020 Information to dental          Update to dental practices on           SG
           practices following            introduction of level 4 restrictions.
           introduction of level 4
           COVID-19 restrictions

Date       Policy/guidance               Summary                           Author

23/12/2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19):       Correspondence and guidance on SG
           update on vaccinations        the latest situation with the
                                         coronavirus vaccine in Scotland.

18/12/2020 Long COVID                    This booklet is for people who    SIGN/ HIS/
                                         have had a COVID-19 infection     NICE
                                         and have ongoing signs and

18/12/2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19):       Guidance to support the mixing of SG
           ventilation guidance -        individuals safely in indoor
           November 2020                 domestic and commercial

18/12/2020 Publication of Interim        This letter provides guidance to  SG
           guidance on expansion of      staff and managers on the
           twice weekly testing for      introduction of twice weekly LFD
           patient facing staff within   Device (LFD) testing for all
           hospitals, the Scottish       patient-facing staff within
           Ambulance Service, COVID-     hospitals, the Scottish Ambulance
           19 assessment centres and     Service (SAS), COVID-19
           COVID-19 vaccinators          Assessment Centres and COVID-
                                         19 Vaccinators.

                                         Supplements letter sent out to
                                         Chief Executives on 27 November
                                         regarding expansion of testing

Date       Policy/guidance            Summary                              Author

17/12/2020 General Ophthalmic         This letter advises on the           SG
           Services (GOS) – COVID19   following:
           recovery                     • continued adherence to
                                          infection prevention and
                                          control measures by
                                          community optometry
                                        • financial support model for
                                          mobile practices
                                        • link to SHOW website
                                        • charging of additional fees or
                                          offering of inducements to
                                          GOS patients;
                                        • appropriate use of the ‘look
                                          up’ function within
                                        • 2021 GOS mandatory training

15/12/2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19):    Guidance for workers and             SG
           creating and maintaining   employers on returning to work
           safer workplaces           safely during the coronavirus

08/12/2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19)     Sets out how care homes and          DH
           lateral flow testing of    visitors can prepare for visitor
           visitors in care homes     testing with lateral flow devices

08/12/2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19):    Information for those providing      DH
           providing home care        personal care to people living in
                                      their own home during the
                                      coronavirus outbreak.

04/12/2020 COVID-19 Vaccination       This letter sets out the            SG
           Programme                  arrangements for the initial stages
                                      of the Covid-19 vaccination

03/12/2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19):    Letters including translations and SG
           shielding letters          alternative formats which were
                                      sent out to people on the shielding

Date        Policy/guidance              Summary                               Author

02/12/2020 Community Optometry -         Letter providing update on            SG
           COVID-19 vaccination          vaccination programme and
           programme and PPE             advanced notice of moving PPE
                                         to pull model

30/11/2020 Dental - COVID Vaccination    This circular advises NHS Boards SG
           Programme 2020/21             of the opportunity to involve NHS
                                         dental contractors in the Covid-19
                                         vaccination programme.

27/11/2020 General Ophthalmic        This letter advises on the                SG
           Services (GOS) – COVID-19 following:
           Recover                      • ‘First Port of Call’
                                          responsibility during the
                                          festive period;
                                           • Revised financial support
                                             arrangements for practice
                                           • Financial support
                                             arrangements for mobile
                                             practices and peripatetic
                                             service providers.

26/11/2020 COVID-19 Vaccination          This Circular provides guidance to SG
           Directed Enhanced Service     NHS Boards and GP Practices on
                                         the COVID-19 Vaccination
                                         Directed Enhanced Service (DES)
                                         and payments.

26/11/2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19):       Guidance on forming 'bubbles'         SG
           guidance for festive period   over Christmas.

25/11/2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19):       Details of shielding advice to help   SG
           shielding advice and          people make informed decisions
           support                       and access support services
                                         during the coronavirus pandemic.

25/11/2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19):       This guidance is for funeral          SG
           guidance for funeral          directors to help manage their
           directors                     services during the current

Date        Policy/guidance               Summary                             Author

20/11/2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19)         Sets out how homecare agencies DH
           testing for homecare           in England can order regular tests
           workers                        for their homecare (domiciliary
                                          care) staff

20/11/2020 How tests and testing kits     The different types of tests and   MHRA
           for coronavirus (COVID-19)     testing kits for COVID-19, and the
           work                           specifications for manufacturers.

20/11/2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19):        Guidance is designed to support     SG
           Guidance on adult social       safe re-opening and delivery of
           care building-based day        building-based day services for
           services                       adults.

19/11/2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19):        Guidance for hospitals on safely    SG
           hospital visiting guidance     phasing in the reintroduction of

19/11/2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19):        Guidance on coronavirus testing,    DH
           getting tested                 including who is eligible

12/11/2020 Testing for coronavirus at     How to use your coronavirus         DH
           home                           (COVID-19) home test kit.

12/11/2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19):        Information on when and how to      SG
           Self-isolation factsheet.      self-isolate if you or someone in
                                          your household have coronavirus

11/11/2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19):        Sets out how to self-isolate when DH
           how to self-isolate when       you arrive in the UK. You will not
           you travel to the UK           be allowed to leave the place
                                          you’re staying for the first 14 days
                                          you’re in the UK.

02/11/2020 General Ophthalmic             Provides information on            SG
           Services (GOS) COVID-19        remobilisation of face to face
           recovery: Remobilisation of    peripatetic eye care and provision
           face to face peripatetic eye   of PPE
           care, financial support
           arrangements for
           peripatetic providers
           ongoing provision of PPE

Date        Policy/guidance              Summary                             Author

30/10/2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19):      Guidance on the personal use of      SG
           public use of face coverings face coverings during the
                                        coronavirus (COVID-19)

30/10/2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19):       This guidance is for burial and     SG
           guidance for burial and       cremation authorities to help
           cremation authorities         manage their services and also
                                         their funeral services during the
                                         current pandemic.

30/10/2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19):       This guidance explains what         SG
           guidance for funeral          restrictions are currently in place
           services                      for funeral services and wider
                                         public health guidance relevant for
                                         funeral services.

29/10/2010 General Ophthalmic            Updated on COVID-19 Scotlands       SG
           Services (GOS) COVID-19       strategic framework and PPE
           recovery                      supply and usage.

27/10/2020 Publication of COVID-19       This letter provides additional     SG
           asymptomatic weekly           guidance to NHS and care home
           testing guidance - for        employers on the importance of
           employers and staff on the    eligible staff undergoing weekly
           importance of weekly          asymptomatic routine COVID-19
           asymptomatic testing          testing, and what to do, should
                                         staff choose not to be tested. This
                                         supplements the guidance that
                                         was issued to NHS Chief
                                         Executives on 3 July 2020.

23/10/2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19):       Information on COVID-19            SG
           Protection levels             protection levels, what they mean,
                                         why they are being introduced
                                         and what the different levels are.

23/10/2020 NHS test and trace in the     Guidance on the NHS test and        DH
           workplace                     trace service for employers,
                                         businesses and workers.

16/10/2020 COVID-19: Cleaning of         This guidance covers the cleaning PHE
           non-healthcare settings       of environments outside the
           outside the home              home.

Date        Policy/guidance               Summary                               Author

14/10/2020 COVID-19: reducing          Advice on how you can help               PHE
           transmission - what you can reduce the transmission of
           do to help                  coronavirus (COVID-19).

09/10/2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19):        Includes information on seeing        SG
           What you can and cannot        friends and family, travel, and
           do                             guidance for students on visits

08/10/2020 Care homes winter planning                                           Care
           letter                                                               Inspectorate

08/10/2020 NHS test and trace: how it     An overview of the NHS test and       DH
           works                          trace service, including what
                                          happens if you test positive for
                                          coronavirus (COVID-19) or have
                                          had close contact with someone
                                          who has tested positive.

07/10/2020 Enhanced surveillance of       Update on the extension of the        SG
           COVID-19 in Scotland:          COVID-19 community
           continuation and extension     surveillance programme.
           of the community
           surveillance programme

07/10/2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19):        Guidance for healthcare               SG
           guidance on critical care      practitioners working in critical
           management of adult            care environments and staff
           patients                       involved in the planning and
                                          delivery of critical care services.

02/10/2020 COVID-19: investigation and Information on case definitions,         PHE
           initial clinical management and the initial assessment and
           of possible cases           investigation of possible cases of
                                       COVID-19 infection.

01/10/2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19):        Information about the                 DH
           antibody tests                 government’s coronavirus
                                          antibody testing programme.
                                          Antibody tests are to check
                                          whether a person has had the

Date       Policy/guidance               Summary                               Author

28/09/2020 Surveillance of acute         Details proposed extension and        SG
           respiratory illness -         changes to epidemiological
           extension of the winter       surveillance programmes that
           SARI surveillance for         collect data for hospitalised
           COVID and extension of        Severe Acute Respiratory Illness
           CO-CIN (ISARIC Tier 0)        (SARI)
           covid surveillance funding

23/09/2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19)        Rules on staying safe and          SG
           Phase 3: staying safe and     protecting others to help suppress
           protecting others             coronavirus (COVID-19).

21/09/2020 Visiting care homes during    Guidance for making                   DH
           coronavirus                   arrangements for limited visits for
                                         care homes with the support of
                                         their director of public health.

09/09/2020 COVID-19 position             The purpose of this document is       SIGN
           statement: CPAP for           to provide NHSScotland with
           COVID-19-related              advice on the appropriate use of
           respiratory failure           continuous positive airway
                                         pressure (CPAP) for patients with

08/09/2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19):       General principles for outpatient     SG
           outpatient and primary care   and primary care consultations
           consultations - principles    during community circulation of

08/09/2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19):       Guidance on the routine testing of SG
           healthcare worker testing     healthcare workers, to reduce the
                                         potential spread of COVID-19 in
                                         hospitals and other care settings.

07/09/2020 COVID-19: long-term health    Information and guidance on           PHE
           effects                       persistent health problems
                                         reported following acute COVID-
                                         19 disease.

Date        Policy/guidance               Summary                                Author

04/09/2020 General Ophthalmic Service     Provides guidance regarding        SG
           (GOS) - COVID-19 recovery:     reminder regarding the ‘first port
           First port of call             of call’ responsibility to manage
           responsibility, resumption     patients with an emergency eye
           of routine eye care in day     problem and resumption of routine
           centres and residential        eye care services within day
           centres, submission of GOS     centres, residential centres, care
           and HES claims                 homes from 7 September.

04/09/2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19):        Risk assessment guidance and           SG
           guidance on individual risk    tool for staff across all industries
           assessment for the             which should be used by
           workplace                      employers to support staff and
                                          line managers to understand and
                                          carry out effective risk

31/08/2020 Common cold and COVID-         Guidance on how COVID-19               SG
           19 symptoms: advice for        symptoms differ from those of
           parents and carers             other infections circulating at this
                                          time of year, from Scotland's
                                          National Clinical Director.

31/08/2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19):        Guidance for workers and               SG
           returning to work safely       employers on returning to work
                                          safely during the coronavirus

28/08/2020 Technical Specifications for The documents attached define            DH/ HSE/
           Personal Protective          the technical and regulatory             MHRA
           Equipment (PPE)              standards for Personal Protective

28/08/2020 Containing and managing        Guidance for local authorities and DH
           local coronavirus (COVID-      local decision-makers on
           19) outbreaks                  containing and managing COVID-
                                          19 outbreaks at a local level.

28/08/2020 Reporting outbreaks of         Guidance for businesses and            DH
           coronavirus (COVID-19)         organisations on how to
                                          recognise, contain and report
                                          incidents of coronavirus (COVID-

Date        Policy/guidance              Summary                             Author

27/08/2020 Face coverings: when to       Explains when to wear a face        DH
           wear one, exemptions and      covering and how to make one.
           how to make your own

26/08/2020 Overview of adult social      Information for adult social care   DH
           care guidance on              providers on COVID-19 guidance
           coronavirus                   and support.

21/08/2020 COVID-19: personal            Guidance on the use of personal     PHE
           protective equipment use      protective equipment (PPE) for
           for non-aerosol generating    non-aerosol generating
           procedures                    procedures (APGs).

21/08/2020 COVID-19: personal            Guidance on the use of personal     PHE
           protective equipment use      protective equipment (PPE) for
           for aerosol generating        non-aerosol generating
           procedures                    procedures (APGs).

21/08/2020 UK IPC guidance for the       Letter from Fiona McQueen           SG
           remobilisation of health      advising that this guidance was
           and care services             now available

20/08/2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19)        Update to Scotland's route map    SG
           Phase 3: Scotland's route     setting out further phase 3
           map update - 20 August        changes, as we transition through
           2020                          and out of the COVID-19 crisis.

17/08/2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19):       Guidance for those who provide      SG
           advice for unpaid carers      unpaid care to friends or family.

17/08/2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19):     The Scottish Government's             SG
           Scotland's Testing Strategy updated Testing Strategy, setting
           - Adapting to The Pandemic out the role testing continues to
                                       play in tackling coronavirus

14/08/2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19)        Rules on staying safe and          SG
           Phase 3: staying safe and     protecting others to help suppress
           protecting others             the virus.

14/08/2020 Meeting people from           How you can see people that you     DH
           outside your household        do not live with while protecting
                                         yourself and others from
                                         coronavirus (COVID-19)

Date        Policy/guidance              Summary                              Author

08/08/2020 Visiting in Care Homes        Letter sent to care homes          SG
                                         managers setting out the next
                                         steps for increasing the number of
                                         visitors to care homes.

07/08/2020 Remobilisation of NHS         Update advising on the             SG
           Dental Services: Aerosol      arrangements for the inclusion of
           Generating Procedures         the provision of certain AGPs in
           (AGPs)                        NHS dental practice as part of the
                                         remobilisation of NHS dental

07/08/2020 Enhanced surveillance of      Update advising that the             SG
           COVID-19 in Scotland -        surveillance will continue until 9
           Continuation of the           October 2020.
           community surveillance

06/08/2020 COVID-19: mouth care for     Guidance on mouth care for            PHE
           patients with a confirmed or patients with confirmed or
           suspected case               suspected COVID-19 who are
                                        non-ventilated, ventilated and
                                        those having step down or end of
                                        life care.

06/08/2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19):       The FACTS information poster         SG
           FACTS poster including        gives advice on how to stay safe
           translations and accessible   during the COVID-19 pandemic.

06/08/2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19):       Guidance aimed at local           SG
           clinical guidance for the     authorities, Health and Social
           management of clients         Care Partnerships (HSCPs) and
           accessing care at home,       registered providers, who support
           housing support and           and deliver care and support to
           sheltered housing             people in their own homes to
                                         support measures to prevent and
                                         prepare for infection in people
                                         receiving care at home or housing

Date        Policy/guidance              Summary                               Author

03/08/2020 Considerations for the        The purpose of this document is       WHO
           provision of essential oral   to address specific needs and
           health services in the        considerations for essential oral
           context of COVID-19           health services in the context of
                                         COVID-19 in accordance with
                                         WHO operational guidance on
                                         maintaining essential health

03/08/2020 Types and uses of             Guidance on the different types of DH
           coronavirus (COVID-19)        coronavirus test available.

03/08/2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19):       Details of shielding advice to help   SG
           shielding support and         people make informed decisions
           contacts                      and access support services

03/08/2020 Letter to Health and Social   Provides an update on national        SG
           Care partnerships about the   actions to support local re-
           reopening of respite and      establishment of respite and day
           day care services.            care services and sets out next
                                         steps in the wider reopening of
                                         adult day centres and residential
                                         respite for both children and

31/07/2020 Local lockdown guidance       How you can see people you do         DH
           for social distancing         not live with if there's a local
                                         lockdown during the coronavirus
                                         (COVID-19) outbreak.

30/07/2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19)        An update to Scotland's Route         SG
           Phase 3: Scotland's route     Map, setting out further phase 3
           map update – 30 July 2020     changes, including the full and
                                         safe re-opening of schools.

30/07/2020 General Ophthalmic Service Updated information on routine           SG
           (GOS) - COVID-19 revovery: eye care within practices and
           resumption of routine eye    patients own homes.
           care in practice premises ad
           patients' own homes,
           patient and patient
           representative signatures,
           practice inspections

Date        Policy/guidance               Summary                              Author

30/07/2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19):        Guidance for local authorities and   SG
           shielding guidance for local   resilience partnerships on
           authorities and local          delivering support services for
           resilience partnerships        those who are clinically at the
                                          highest risk from COVID-19.

30/07/2020 Statement from the UK          Statement regarding the              DH/SG
           Chief Medical Officers on      extension of the self-isolation
           extension of self-isolation    period to 10 days for those in the
           period: 30 July 2020           community who have coronavirus
                                          (COVID-19) symptoms or a
                                          positive test result.

30/07/2020 COVID-19 – Framework for       This publication provides an         SG
           Decision Making:               update to Scotland's Route Map,
           Scotland's route map           setting out further phase 3
           through and out of the         changes, including the full and
           crisis Phase 3 Update –        safe re-opening of schools.
           30th July 2020

29/07/2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19):        Guidance from the CMO on             SG
           ethical advice and support     treating patients with COVID-19.

29/07/2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19):        Guidance from the Chief Medical SG
           clinical guidance for          Officer (CMO) on treating patients
           managing patients              with COVID-19.

28/07/2020 GP Practices: additional  Updated information on the                SG
           Funding – COVID-19 update additional funding for GP

27/07/2020 COVID-19 rapid guideline:      To help healthcare professionals     NICE
           arranging planned care in      deliver efficient planned care
           hospitals and diagnostic       while minimising the risk of
           services                       COVID-19 in the context of
                                          increasing or decreasing local
                                          prevalence. It also aims to help
                                          patients make decisions about
                                          their planned care

27/07/2020 Examinations - Phase 3         Advice regarding using the 3 in 1    SG
           Remobilisation                 syringe during dental

Date        Policy/guidance              Summary                              Author

27/07/2020 Publication of COVID-19       Provides information on the single SG
           occupational risk             national guidance document on
           assessment guidance           occupational risk assessments for
                                         the new risks posed to health and
                                         social care staff by COVID-19.
                                         This guidance also applies to all
                                         healthcare students on

24/07/2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19):       Guidance to assist health boards     SG
           remobilisation guidance for   with local remobilisation planning
           maternity and neonatal        of paused aspects of maternity
           services                      and neonatal care.

23/07/2020 Regulatory status of          There are different regulations      MHRA
           equipment being used to       which apply to devices and
           help prevent coronavirus      equipment including hand gels
           (COVID-19)                    and PPE (personal protective

23/07/2020 Weekly staff testing for      Guidance developed to ensure         SG
           agency staff who are          that all staff deployed to care
           deployed to care homes for    homes for adults and older
           adults and older people       people from staffing agencies are
                                         tested for COVID-19 prior to

23/07/2020 Visiting in Adult Care        Letter from Jeanne Freeman           SG
           Homes                         updating on process for Stage 3
                                         of the visiting plan.

23/07/2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19):       Guidance to support the              SG
           guidance for homeworking      continuation of homeworking
                                         during the coronavirus pandemic

17/07/2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19):       Leaflet providing information on     SG
           Test and Protect              the Test and Protect service from
           information leaflet           NHS Scotland, a new way to
                                         tackle coronavirus.

Date        Policy/guidance                 Summary                              Author

17/07/2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19):          These conditions include: cancer,    SG
           advice for people with           diabetes, heart disease, IBD;
           specific medical conditions      chronic kidney and liver disease;
                                            dermatological, neurological,
                                            (specific) ophthalmic, respiratory
                                            and rheumatic conditions, chronic
                                            pain, and rare diseases.

16/07/2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19):       Guidance to help places of              SG
           funeral services in places of worship consider how to safely
           worship                       provide funeral services, as a
                                         permitted activity.

15/07/2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19):          Guidance for local authorities to    SG
           guidance on food and other       support people to access food
           essentials for local             and other essentials, including
           authorities                      those isolating under test and

15/07/2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19):          Letter to the national carer     SG
           letter to national carer         organisations and Oxfam in
           organisations                    response to their Life Leaving
                                            Lockdown paper for unpaid carers
                                            from the Minister for Public
                                            Health, Sport and Wellbeing Joe
                                            FitzPatrick MSP.

14/07/2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19)           Guidance to support customer         SG
           Test and Protect: multi-         and visitor data gathering for
           sector guidance on               businesses and other
           collection of customer and       establishments to assist contact
           visitor contact details – July   tracing as part of NHS Scotland's
           2020                             Test and Protect system.

13/07/2020 Advice on reusable (yellow)      To ensure Laundry staff are        HFS
           gowns:                           aware of the process for ordering,
              • Poster                      distribution and laundering of the
              • Standard Operating          reusable (Yellow) Gown.

13/07/2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19)           Rules on staying safe and          SG
           Phase 3: staying safe and        protecting others to help suppress
           protecting others                the virus.

Date       Policy/guidance               Summary                             Author

10/07/2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19):       Advice for those who provide        SG
           guidance for those            guide support for people with sight
           providing guide support       loss or mobility or other

10/07/2020 REMOBILISATION OF NHS This letter advises NHS Boards              SG
           DENTAL SERVICES: PHASE and Practitioner Services of the
           3                      arrangements for phase 3 of the
                                  remobilisation of NHS dental

09/07/2020 General Ophthalmic Service This letter advises on details for SG
           (GOS) - COVID-19 revovery community optometry in relation
           planning: Phase 3 details  to Phase 3 of the Scottish
                                      Government’s COVID-19 recovery
                                      Route Map;

09/07/2020 NHS Dental Services –         Details arrangements for phase 3    SG
           Phase 3 Remobilisation        of the dental remobilisation plan
                                         for NHS dental services from 13
                                         July 2020.

03/07/2020 COVID-19 Testing for care     Guidance giving instructions on     Care
           home staff in Scotland        the COVID-19 test.                  Inspectorate

03/07/2020 Use of the UK Government      This provides a 2-page summary      SG
           Social Care Testing Portal    of the updated UK Government
           by Scottish Care Homes:       Portal guidance, as well as a
           Summary guidance and          Frequently Asked Questions
           Frequently Asked              document on the Portal process.

03/07/2020 Coronavirus (Scotland) (No.   Practical detail on the use of    SG
           2) Act 2020: advisory note    powers in the Coronavirus
           on emergency directions       (Scotland) (No. 2) Act 2020
           and intervention orders etc   regarding directions to care home
                                         providers, emergency intervention
                                         orders, and powers to voluntarily
                                         purchase a care home or care at
                                         home service

Date        Policy/guidance               Summary                              Author

03/07/2020 COVID-19 therapeutic alert -   Letter attached about interim        SG
           publication of an interim      clinical commissioning policy put
           clinical commisioning          in place to define routine access
           policy: Remdesivir for         to Remdesivir for treatment of
           patients hospitalised with     COVID-19 in the UK.
           COVID-19 (adults and
           children aged 12 years and

03/07/2020 Young carers and young       Guidance and information for           DH
           adult carers: providing care people under the age of 25 who
           during coronavirus           are providing care for someone
                                        during the coronavirus (COVID-
                                        19) outbreak.

02/07/2020 COVID-19: guidance for         Videos and instructions for how to PHE
           taking swab samples            take swab samples for COVID-19

02/07/2020 COVID-19 Advisory Group:       Advice commissioned by the First SG
           physical distancing advice     Minister and Chief Medical Officer
                                          on 2 metre distancing.

02/07/2020 COVID-19 Advisory Group:       Advice commissioned by the First SG
           superspreading advice          Minister and Chief Medical Officer
                                          on ‘superspreader’ events.

01/07/2020 COVID-19 Aviation Health       The European Union Aviation          ECDC
           Safety Protocol: Guidance      Safety Agency (EASA) and the
           for the management of          European Centre for Disease
           airline passengers in          Prevention and Control (ECDC)
           relation to the COVID-19       have developed the following
           pandemic                       guidelines. Their purpose is to
                                          serve as an aviation health safety
                                          protocol and to provide a source
                                          of best practice

30/06/2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19):        Guidance for customers on how      SG
           guidance for retail, tourism   the retail experience in shops,
           and hospitality customers      tourism and hospitality businesses
                                          is changing due to coronavirus.

30/06/2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19):        Four nations statement on allied     SG
           allied health professionals’   health professionals’ role in
           role in rehabilitation         rehabilitation during and after

Date        Policy/guidance              Summary                               Author

June 2020   Coronavirus: A short Guide   This information guide has been    Age
                                         prepared by Age Scotland and       Concern
                                         contains general advice only; it
                                         should not be relied on as a basis
                                         for any decision or action and
                                         cannot be used as a substitute for
                                         professional advice.

29/06/2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19):       Guidance for laboratories and        SG
           guidance for laboratories     research facilities, including those
           and research facilities       on university campuses, on safer
                                         working during the coronavirus

27/06/2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19):       Guidance on opening of public         SG
           opening public and            and customer toilets.
           customer toilets

26/06/2020 COVID-19: guidance for        Advice for food businesses in         PHE
           food businesses               response to the coronavirus
                                         (COVID-19) outbreak in the UK.

25/06/2020 Publications of plans to      Letter from Jeanne Freeman to         SG
           support phased return to      care home providers providing an
           visiting in adult care home   update on the plans to phase
           services                      visiting into care homes.

25/06/2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19):       A framework to help local             SG
           framework to support          authorities and their partners,
           gypsy/traveller               including the NHS and the third
           communities                   sector, in decision-making in their
                                         local response to COVID-19 in
                                         relation to Gypsy/Travellers

24/06/2020 NHS Dental Services Phase     Update regarding Phase 3 starting SG
           3 – Remobilisation            from Monday 13 July, with NHS
                                         dental contractors able to see
                                         patients for non-aerosol routine

Date        Policy/guidance                Summary                                 Author

24/06/2020 COVID-19 Therapeutic alert:     Update to the letter issued on 16 SG
           Dexamethasone in the            June which includes an update to
           treatment of COVID-19 -         the clinical guidance section on
           implementation and              the interaction between remdesivir
           management of supply for        and dexamethasone
           treatement in hospitals.
           Update to letter issued 16
           June - interaction between
           Remdesivir and

24/06/2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19):         This publication sets out indicative SG
           Scotland's route map -          dates for amendments to current
           indicative dates for the        restrictions planned for the
           remainder of Phase 2 and        remainder of Phase 2 and early in
           early Phase 3                   Phase 3, to assist businesses,
                                           individuals and organisations to

24/06/2020 Letter from SG and COSLA        Provides information on the             SG/COSLA
           to care home managers           weekly testing of care home staff
           regarding testing               and the Social Care Staff Support

24/06/2020 Letter from SG and COSLA        Provides information on the             SG/COSLA
           to care home staff              weekly testing of care home staff
           regarding testing               and the Social Care Staff Support

24/06/2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19):         Guidance for social care workers        SG
           social care staff support       and employers about the Social
           fund guidance                   Care Staff Support Fund, that
                                           aims to ensure social care
                                           workers do not experience
                                           financial hardship if they are ill or
                                           self-isolating due to coronavirus.

23/06/2020 Use of serology testing for     Update on Scotland’s approach to SG
           COVID-19 in Scotland            COVID-19 antibody testing

19/06/2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19):       A framework for how adult social          DH
           reducing risk in adult social care employers should assess
           care                          and reduce risk to their workforce
                                         during the coronavirus pandemic.

Date        Policy/guidance              Summary                              Author

18/06/2020 NHS Dental Services Phase     Advises that NHS dental services     SG
           2 – Remobilisation            remobilisation can commence
                                         from Monday 22 June, under
                                         Amendment No. 144 of the
                                         Statement of Dental
                                         Remuneration (SDR).

18/06/2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19):       Updated Route Map table to       SG
           framework for decision        reflect the move to Phase 2 in
           making – Scotland's route     Scotland's route map through and
           map through and out of the    out of the crisis.
           crisis - Phase 2 update

17/06/2020 Criteria for releasing        This scientific brief provides the   WHO
           COVID-19 patients from        rationale for the changes made to
           isolation. Scientific Brief   the clinical management of
                                         COVID-19 guidance, based on
                                         recent scientific evidence.

17/06/2020 General Ophthalmic            Advises on the supply of and         SG
           Services (GOS): COVID-19      Personal Protective Equipment
           recovery planning - pre-      (PPE) that a practice premises
           requirements and supply       must have before it can resume
                                         providing face-to-face NHS
                                         emergency and essential eye
                                         care, and PPE waste disposal

17/06/2020 Monitoring and evaluation     The framework presents               ECDC
           framework for COVID-19        indicators for a variety of key
           response activities in the    pillars of COVID-19
           EU/EEA and the UK             preparedness, prevention and
                                         control activities and provides
                                         guidance to countries on how to
                                         collect and analyse data for the
                                         suggested indicators

Date       Policy/guidance               Summary                            Author

16/06/2020 COVID-19 Therapeutic alert:   Letter which sets out the            SG
           Dexamethasone in the          approach to utilisation of
           treatment of COVID-19 -       dexamethasone in COVID-19
           implementation and            informed by the extensive
           management of supply for      experience of its use in other
           treatement in hospitals       indications and information from
                                         the RECOVERY trial in the groups
                                         of patients where a clinical benefit
                                         was demonstrated.

15/06/2020 Remobilisation of NHS         This letter advises NHS Boards     SG
           Dental Services               and Practitioner Services of the
                                         arrangements for the
                                         remobilisation of NHS dental

15/06/2020 Remobilisation of NHS         Explains the plans to remobilise   SG
           Ophthalmic Services in        our NHS ophthalmic services in
           Scotland                      Scotland.

12/06/2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19):       Guide for final year students   SG
           guidance for applied          accepted onto the Health and
           biomedical science            Care Professions Council (HCPC)
           students                      temporary register on how they
                                         can support the NHS during the
                                         coronavirus pandemic.

11/06/2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19):       Guidance on the process for        SG
           guidance for clinical         admitting final stage clinical
           scientist trainees            scientist trainees on the Health
                                         and Care Professions Council
                                         (HCPC) Temporary Register in
                                         response to the COVID-19

11/06/2020 Use of chest imaging in       This rapid advice guide examines   WHO
           COVID-19: Rapid advice        the evidence and makes
           note                          recommendations for the use of
                                         chest imaging in acute care of
                                         adult patients with suspected,
                                         probable or confirmed COVID-19.

Date        Policy/guidance                Summary                             Author

10/06/2020 Medicines collection            Advises community pharmacy          SG
           service for shielding           contractors and NHS Boards on
           individuals                     updates to the existing
                                           arrangements for the Local
                                           Authority resilience hubs
                                           medicines collection service for
                                           shielding individuals

09/06/2020 COVID-19 infection              This document provides guidance ECDC
           prevention and control for      on infection prevention and
           primary care, including         control to healthcare providers in
           general practitioner            the EU/EEA in order to prevent
           practices, dental clinics and   COVID-19 infection.
           pharmacy settings

09/06/2020 COVID-19 therapeutic alert      Update to letters issued on 26      SG
           – Update to letter issued 26    May and 3 June regarding the
           May and 3 June –                restrictive access criteria for
           implementation of early         Remdesivir in the treatment of
           access to medicines             COVID-19.
           scheme for Remdesivir in
           the treatment of COVID-19

08/06/2020 Remobilisation of NHS           Provides you additional             SG
           Dental Services in Scotland:    information about the steps that
           - Preparations to Step Up       we are taking to prepare dental
           into Phase 2                    practices to open.

08/06/2020 Results from laboratory-        This covers issues with both      MHRA
           based tests for COVID-19        laboratory based tests for COVID-
           antibodies using capillary      19 antibodies (unvalidated sample
           blood sample collection kits    type) and capillary blood sample
           may not be reliable             collection kits (unvalidated for
           (MDA/2020/015)                  home use)

08/06/2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19):         An update on the future direction   SG
           Shielding - A Way Forward       of shielding policy in Scotland.
           for Scotland

Date        Policy/guidance               Summary                              Author

05/06/2020 COVID 19 rapid evidence        This review aims to establish the NICE
           summary: Remdesivir for        clinical effectiveness, safety and
           treating hospitalised          cost effectiveness of remdesivir in
           patients with suspected or     adults, young people and children
           confirmed COVID-19             hospitalised with suspected or
                                          confirmed COVID-19.

05/06/2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19):        Guidance for religious              SG
           guidance on preparation for    organisations, faith and cultural
           burial or cremation for        groups regarding the handling of
           religious organisations,       presumed or confirmed COVID-19
           faith and cultural groups      virus in the deceased, specifically
                                          completion of required religious or
                                          other preparations in advance of
                                          burial or cremation.

05/06/2020 Implementation of NHS          This circular informs NHS Boards SG
           Near Me in community           and community pharmacy
           pharmacy                       contractors of NHS Near Me and
                                          provides important information in
                                          preparation for the roll out of NHS
                                          Near Me to community pharmacy
                                          in the near future.

05/06/2020 Practical considerations       This document and risk               WHO
           and recommendations for        assessment tool provides
           religious leaders and faith-   practical guidance and
           based communities in the       recommendations to support the
           context of COVID-19            special role of religious leaders,
                                          faith-based organizations, and
                                          faith communities in COVID-19
                                          education, preparedness, and

05/06/2020 Advice on the use of masks This updated version includes a          WHO
           in the context of COVID-19 – section on Advice to decision
           Interim advice               makers on the use of masks for
                                        healthy people in community

04/06/2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19):        Templates that can be used by       SG
           care home staffing and         care homes to identify factors that
           escalation resources           may impact on the health, safety
                                          and wellbeing of residents.

Date        Policy/guidance               Summary                               Author

04/06/2020 Recognising deterioration      A guide for social care workers       NES/SSSC
           and supporting people with     supporting people in care homes
           acute care needs during        or their own home to be used
           COVID-19                       alongside local policies and

04/06/2020 Conducting in-action and       This document aims to support         ECDC
           after-action reviews of the    the implementation of after-action
           public health response to      reviews (AARs) and in-action
           COVID-19                       reviews (IARs) focused on the
                                          public health response to COVID-

04/06/2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19):        Framework agreed by the               SG
           framework for the recovery     National Cancer Treatment
           of cancer surgery              Response Group for patients
                                          recovering from cancer surgery
                                          during the coronavirus pandemic

04/06/2020 How to wear and make a         Instructions on how to wear and       PHE
           cloth face covering            make a cloth face covering.

03/06/2020 COVID-19 therapeutic alert     Please see the attached update to SG
           – update to letter issued on   the letter issued on 26 May. To
           26 May – implementation of     note the access criteria for the
           early access medicines         remdesivir EAMS have been
           scheme for Remdesivir in       amended to reflect developing
           the treatment of COVID-19      clinical experience and knowledge
                                          of demand and changes in
                                          medicine supply.

01/06/2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19):        Letter from CNO providing details     SG
           care home safety huddle,       a number of resources which will
           staffing and escalation        support care homes to identify
           resources                      factors that may impact on the
                                          health, safety and wellbeing of
                                          residents as a result of the Covid-
                                          19 pandemic.

01/06/2020 Maintaining essential health   This document expands on the       WHO
           services: operational          content of the essential health
           guidance for the COVID-19      services and systems pillar of the
           context                        COVID-19 strategic preparedness
                                          and response plan:

Date       Policy/guidance                Summary                               Author

31/05/2020 Re-mobilise, Recover, Re-      Sets out how health boards will       SG
           design: the framework for      safely and incrementally prioritise
           NHS Scotland                   the resumption of some paused
                                          services, while maintaining
                                          COVID-19 capacity and

30/05/2020 Key planning                   The purpose of this document is       WHO
           recommendations for Mass       to provide guidance to host
           Gatherings in the context of   governments, health authorities
           the current COVID-19           and national or international
           outbreak                       organizers of mass gatherings on
                                          containing risks of COVID-19
                                          transmission associated with
                                          mass gathering events.

29/05/2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19):        Updated route map table to reflect SG
           framework for decision         the move to Phase 1 in Scotland's
           making - Phase 1 update        route map through and out of the

29/05/2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19):        An assessment of the evidence         SG
           framework for decision         on the criteria for progressing to
           making - supporting            Phase 1of Scotland's route map
           evidence for moving to         through and out of the crisis.
           phase 1

28/05/2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19):        Rules on staying at home and          SG
           staying at home and away       away from others to help protect
           from others (physical          the NHS and save lives.

28/05/2020 Guidance for Medical           Guidance for medical practitioners SG
           Practitioners during the       on the electronic transfer of
           COVID-19 Pandemic –            medical certificates of cause of
           Electronic Transfer of         death (MCCD) from health
           Medical Certificates of        services to registrars and next of
           Cause of Death (MCCD)          kin during the COVID-19
           from Health Services to        pandemic.
           Registrars and Next of Kin

Date        Policy/guidance              Summary                              Author

28/05/2020 Surveillance protocol for     This is a surveillance protocol      WHO
           SARS-CoV-2 infection          targeting health workers who are
           among health workers          found positive to COVID-19. This
                                         represents a technical tool and
                                         service that WHO is providing to
                                         countries who want to better
                                         understand the characteristics
                                         and exposure of health workers
                                         infected with COVID-19.

27/05/2020 Clinical management of        This guidance document is            WHO
           COVID-19                      intended for clinicians caring for
                                         COVID-19 patients during all
                                         phases of their disease (i.e.
                                         screening to discharge).

27/52020    Coronavirus (COVID-19):      Guidance to support management PHE
            guidance on isolation for    of children and young people in
            residential educational      residential educational settings,
            settings                     including boarding schools,
                                         residential special schools and
                                         specialist colleges and children’s

26/05/2020 Projected baselines of        This report aims to provide a        ECDC
           COVID-19 in the EU/EEA        short-term 30-day forecast of the
           and the UK for assessing      expected number of COVID-19
           the impact of de-escalation   cases, deaths and hospitalised
           of measures. Technical        cases (including general hospital
           report                        ward and intensive care unit)
                                         under a set of assumptions.

26/05/2020 Considerations for travel-    This document outlines principles ECDC
           related measures to reduce    for developing more individualised
           spread of COVID-19 in the     guidance or operating procedures
           EU/EEA. Technical report      related to travel in European

26/05/2020 Assessment of risk factors    Nested case-control study of         WHO
           for coronavirus disease       health workers exposed to
           2019                          confirmed
                                         COVID-19 patients

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