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Gov.Scot: COVID-19 Communications Update - 15th Oct 2020

This update from the Scottish Government directs businesses to the most up to date information on COVID-19 as we move forward with our economic response.

The Find Business Support website continues to provide details on the assistance available as well as information and advice on how businesses can restart safely through and out of lockdown.

During a virtual statement to Parliament the First Minister announced that the business support fund which will provide financial assistance for those affected by temporary restrictions, is to start taking online applications from Tuesday 20 October. In total, £40 million of support is available, including a £20 million grant fund which will be administered by local authorities. Full details of the COVID-19 Restrictions Fund are available here.

The First Minister also announced that the wearing of face coverings is to become mandatory in communal workplace areas, such as corridors, canteens and social spaces. You can read the First Minister’s full statement here.

Delivery partners have been confirmed to assist Creative Scotland in the delivery of the Scottish Government’s £5 million Hardship Fund for Creative Freelancers. Further detail on the Fund is available here.

The UK government has announced that as part of its ambition to build back better through innovative science and research, pioneering researchers in Scotland will benefit from a £12 million cash boost to convert their innovative ideas to transformational products and services.

The Scottish Government’s route map through and out of lockdown is available here. We are in Phase 3.

The Transport Transition Plan has been updated to set out more details, which can be found here.

Safer workplace guidance is released on a sectoral basis and can be found here.  

Guidance for businesses looking to offer support for the ongoing effort to tackle the Covid-19 emergency can be found here.

The NHS Inform coronavirus webpage is the fastest way for people to get the latest health advice and information.

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