STUC says Scotland is entering its most crucial period in the recovery from COVID lockdown

July 9th 2020

STUC says Scotland is entering its most crucial period in the recovery from COVID lockdown

July 9th 2020

STUC says Scotland is entering its most crucial period in the recovery from COVID lockdown

Massive increase in customer facing re-opening from 13th July could be a make or break moment in controlling the virus

Responding to the First Minister’s Phase 3 announcements STUC General Secretary Roz Foyer said:

“The re-opening of indoor hospitality, shopping centres and hairdressers is a major moment and one that will define our ability to continue to control the virus and plot a sustainable economic recovery. We know that workplaces have been at the centre of outbreaks leading to spikes in infections and this remains an ever-present risk.

“We are calling on all employers to get their risks assessments completed and consult with all of their staff. We can provide a union health and safety rep to support any workplace that wants to get this right.

“We remain concerned at the exceptions allowing possible exceptions from the 2-metre rule. Nowhere is it more important that we get the risk assessments right.

“We also urge employers as they re-open to show support and understanding for workers requiring to self-isolate and for those with additional caring responsibilities due to the virus.”

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