Scottish Government has announced that, as of Monday 31st January, businesses can prepare to resume hybrid working, enabling more people to have a flexible return to working between home and the office.
Due to the continued decline in COVID-19 cases, and the progressing easing of protective measures, businesses can implement a return that offers staff more flexibility, while ensuring steps are taken to mitigate the potential spread of COVID-19.
However, the First Minister advised that a mass return to offices is “likely to set progress back”, and recommended a more phased return. The Finance Secretary, Kate Forbes, also confirmed there would be no fixed timetable for when all staff should return to offices.
These measures were announced in the First Minister’s address to Scottish Parliament on Tuesday 25th January, which is available to watch on the Scottish Parliament website, with a transcript also available.
For further information, please visit the Scottish Government website.