Employment guidance

The following guidance advises how to deal with employment issues caused by the current outbreak of coronavirus, also known as COVID-19.

Please note that, as the coronavirus situation is changing on a daily basis, Members are advised to check the latest official advice from the Scottish Government, NHS Inform and Health Protection Scotland (HPS).

We also advise reading the simple steps employers should consider by the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas), including sickness absence and pay. A new helpline can also supply tailored advice for Scottish businesses.

Now we have established this, please see below the contents of the Employment Guidance section to contribute to your knowledge and helping you and you business through the COVID-19 pandemic.

CJRS and furlough information 

Furlough letter templates
What to do now: claiming your furlough grant
Overclaimed coronavirus job retention scheme payments

Returning to work information

COVID-19 symptoms in the workplace
Test and protect
Preparations for return to work and employee survey
Job Kick Start scheme
Working from home
Holiday during COVID-19
COVID-19 new rules / restrictions
COVID-19 and work faqs
Adopt an apprentice

Redundancy information

Redundancy letter templates
Collective redundancies guidance
Redundancy flowchart
Redundancy pay calculations
Redundancy payments service

Mental health support



Workplace disruption guidance
Essential work infographic
Furlough FAQs
Overview of new funding announcements on 15 April