We will try to keep this page updated as far as possible during
the current crisis
LEVEL 0 FROM 19 JULY. Scotland will change to
Level 0 on 19 July 2021. Employers are asked to continue to support
home working where possible until Scotland moves beyond Level 0.
(13 July 2021).
CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) PROTECTION LEVELS IN
SCOTLAND. (Updated 5 July 2021)
QUARANTINE HOTELS. If you arrive in
Scotland from a red list country, you'll need to quarantine at a
quarantine hotel in Scotland for 10 days (11 nights) as soon as you
arrive to help protect against the importation of Coronavirus
(COVID-19). (Updated 5 July 2021)
ADOPT AN APPRENTICE. The closing date for
Adopt an Apprentice is 5pm on Thursday 29 July 2021.
SELF-EMPLOYMENT INCOME SUPPORT SCHEME. If
you're self-employed or a member of a partnership and have been
impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19) you may be eligible to claim the
grant. You must make your claim on or before 30 September 2021.
(Updated 5 July 2021). The Money Saving Expert website has
useful advice on applying for this scheme.
SELF ISOLATION SUPPORT GRANT for low
income workers (£500). (Updated 28 May 2021)
RECOVERY LOAN SCHEME (RLS). The RLS provides
financial support to businesses of any size. It was set up so they
can continue to access loans and other kinds of finance up to £10
million per business once the existing COVID-19 loan schemes close.
(6 April 2021)
RETURNING TO OFFICES. The Scottish Government
has issued guidance for workers and employers on returning to work
safely. (Updated 2 July 2021). And WORKPLACE RISK ASSESSMENT TOOL. The Scottish
Government has published risk assessment guidance and a tool for
staff across all industries which should be used by employers to
support staff and line managers to understand and carry out
effective risk assessments. (Updated 4 May 2021)
ACAS GUIDANCE ON FURLOUGH. ACAS has updated its guidance on furlough. The
scheme will run until 30 September 2021.