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26 July 2021

Scottish Government


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. 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 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.