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. Funding increase for
businesses through Adopt an Apprentice. (13 October
2020). The closing date for Adopt an Apprentice is 5pm
on Thursday 29 July 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)
CULTURE ORGANISATIONS AND VENUES RECOVERY
FUND. The fund is administered by Creative Scotland and closed
for applications at 12 noon on Thursday 24 June 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)
CREATIVE DIGITAL INITIATIVE (CDI) has
been established to provide support to creative and cultural
businesses to help them develop their digital capabilities in
response to the limitations imposed by Covid-19. The CDI programme
can be found at the Xpo North website. (23 March 2021)
NON-DOMESTIC RATES RELIEF EXTENDED. Retail,
hospitality, leisure and aviation businesses in Scotland will pay
no rates during 2021-22 under proposals outlined by the Scottish
Government. (16 February 2021) See also the mygov.scot website.
SELF ISOLATION SUPPORT GRANT for low
income workers (£500) administered by local authorities. (Updated
28 May 2021)
Coronavirus support for businesses in
Scotland - Scottish Government round-up of sources of
finance and other support measures.
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.