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26 July 2021


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).


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.