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*UPDATED* Hospital visiting changes, home testing kits, Vaccine info, general info and guidance for public, NHSGGC staff, and community-based services.

COVID-19 Contingencies

Please Note

To support our staff during the current pandemic response, the Strategic Executive Group have approved that business such as:

  • non urgent meetings, conferences and non-essential training should be postponed.
  • we recommend that appraisal activity is also postponed with the exception of activity that if paused, may be detrimental to formal pay and progression agreements
  • non-essential support and mentoring activities for trainee healthcare professionals may be suspended due to lack of capacity
  • certain service response times are likely to be affected including internal HR investigations, with the exception of matters with the potential to cause significant risk to patient or staff safety and through discussion with the relevant staff side organisations .

This applies to both clinical and non-clinical staff.

The above arrangements are proposed with effect to 31 March 2021 and are in line with guidance issued in March 2020 - DL (2020)/5 13 March 2020 CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19): NATIONAL ARRANGEMENTS FOR NHS SCOTLAND STAFF. This position will be subject to regular review.



In response to COVID-19 you have been identified by your line manager as available to provide support in an alternative role/base.  This site has been developed to provide you with information for any reassignment of duties.

Your line manager will discuss with you where you may be reassigned and have discussion regarding any initial assessment that may take place.

You may be asked to change location or work different hours to assist with the changing nature of the Coronavirus Planning.   If asked, please discuss this with both your substantive and temporary line managers.


Statutory and Mandatory training

Please make sure you are up-to-date with the 9 core mandatory modules on LearnPro.  In addition you will need to complete the following LearnPro modules.

  • GGC: 057 HCSW Code of Conduct
  • GGC: 061 Management of Needlestick & Similar Injuries
  • GGC: Falls Prevention Training
  • GGC: 221 Bedrails

To log on to LearnPro, please follow this link -


Additional information and guidance

NHS Education for Scotland (NES) are developing a range of educational and induction resources for all health and social care staff deployed or redeployed to support services. The Turas Learn website will be regularly reviewed and updated in line with current advice and as new material becomes available.

Turas Learn COVID-19 site -

Please see Health Protection Scotland website for regularly updated information and Scotland-specific guidance for professionals and organisations.

Information for the public on COVID-19 can be found on NHS Inform.


Thank you for your support at this time.

Last Updated: 21 January 2021