FAQs: Clearing the Air Scotland

People working in other peoples’ homes

When the Smoking, Health and Social Care (Scotland) Act 2005 came into force, peoples own homes were not covered under this legislation. However, it was recognised that staff still have to visit residential properties and guidance was produced that offers practical advice on how staff can reduce exposure to second hand smoke in these circumstances.


Please note that the information contained in this Handbook is provided for guidance purposes only. Every reasonable effort is made to make the information accurate and up to date, but no responsibility for its accuracy and correctness, or for any consequences of relying on it, is assumed by Self Directed Support Scotland or any other contributing party.

The information does not, and is not intended to, amount to legal advice. You are strongly advised to obtain specific, personal and professional advice from a lawyer about employment law matters, or an accountant/ tax specialist about taxation matters, and from HMRC and your insurers. You should not rely solely on the information in this Handbook. Support organisations listed in this Handbook can help you find appropriate sources of advice.