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Latest Developments

Impact of Covid-19 on Recordkeeping in Scotland: 2020-21

Since the beginning of the first lockdown in Spring 2020, the PRSA team have been engaging with colleagues across Scotland to measure, understand and respond to the impact of the COVID-19 working arrangements on the recordkeeping community. 

We have conducted two pulse surveys, in Spring 2020 and Autumn 2020, to capture the challenges and opportunities that the transition to remote working, and new COVID-19 response activities, mean for the sector.

We are pleased to be able to share these highlight reports with you:

This work is ongoing, and we will be following this up with stakeholders through our planned programme of PRSA surgeries in 2021, and more direct surveying and workshops, as we continue to understand and adapt to the changed working environment.

If you would like to find out more about this work or would like to contribute to further conversations please get in touch with the team at Public_Records@nrscotland.gov.uk, or join the conversation directly at the PRSA KHub.

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