The network for trade,
training and development
SCHOOLS TO RE-OPEN FULL-TIME FROM 11
AUGUST (30 July 2020).
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. (27 July 2020)
LIFELINE SUPPORT FOR PERFORMING ARTS
VENUES. A targeted £10 million fund to support Scotland's
performing arts venues has been announced. It will be run by
Creative Scotland, who will publish full details shortly. (3 July
HIGH STREET SHOPS RE-OPEN. The
public are being encouraged to shop local as retail businesses
across the country prepare to re-open on 29 June 2020. (29 June
RETURNING TO WORK SAFELY. The Scottish
Government has issued guidance for workers and employers on
returning to work safely. (24 June 2020)
GRADUAL INTRODUCTION OF PHASE 2 IN SCOTLAND.
This includes the provision for all retail premises with
outdoor entrances and exits to re-open from 29 June 2020. (18 June
LOCKDOWN BEGINS TO EASE IN SCOTLAND: PHASE
1. While some outdoor activity restrictions will ease as
of Friday, 29 May 2020 the public are still urged to stay at home
as much as possible and maintain strict physical distancing when
outdoors. (28 May 2020)
ROUTE MAP FOR MOVING OUT OF LOCKDOWN IN
SCOTLAND. A route map setting out a phased approach to easing
lockdown restrictions while still suppressing coronavirus
(COVID-19) has been published by the Scottish Government (see
the document on the Scottish Government website).
it gives details of a gradual four-phase move out of the current
state of lockdown. (21 May 2020).
ADDITIONAL £40M OF SUPPORT FOR KEY SECTORS. The
Scottish Government announced that this extra funding will be split
between the Pivotal Enterprise Resilience Fund (increased by £30
million to £120 million), and the Creative, Tourism &
Hospitality Enterprises Hardship Fund (increased by £10 million to
£30 million). Both funds closed to applications on 18
May. Creative Scotland's Bridging Bursaries scheme
in the not-for-profit sector also received a £1 million top up.
This scheme is now closed. (20 May 2020)
Culture and creative sector support
Coronavirus support for businesses in
Scotland - Scottish Government round-up of sources of
finance and other support measures.
Stay at home and away from
others (physical distancing) - Scottish Government
advice for people in Scotland (11 May 2020)
Effective 'lockdown' introduced (23 March
Scottish Government response/advice
Emergency powers. The Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill was
introduced to the Scottish Parliament on 31 March 2020. It received
Royal Assent on 6 April and came into force on 7 April as the
Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020: see the UK Government website.