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Coronavirus (COVID-19): tourism and hospitality sector

Guidance for the tourism and hospitality sector, including procedures for staff and customer safety.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): tourism and hospitality sector
Guidance on good practice

Guidance on good practice

Scottish Government guidance

  • general safer workplaces guidance has been developed for businesses and workplaces on reducing the risk of COVID-19 and supporting staff and customers
  • ventilation: by taking measures to increase the volume of fresh air entering a building, such as opening windows, doors or vents or using appropriate mechanical systems, you can help minimise the risk of spreading COVID-19 to colleagues and customers, please see the ventilation guidance for further details

Industry guidance

For good practice, we would encourage you to visit the websites of the following organisations. Their guidance will be updated following the publication of this guidance and links added in due course.

You should refer to the one that relates best to your business.

  • UK Hospitality – for general hospitality businesses
  • Association of Scotland’s Self Caterers
  • National Caravan Council/British Holiday and Home Parks Association 
  • Association of Scottish Visitor Attractions
  • Scottish Tourist Guides Association
  • Night Time Industries Association – for nightclubs, music venues and similar premises


Fair Work during the COVID-19 crisis


Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road

First published: 16 Dec 2021 Last updated: 28 Feb 2022 -