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Gov.Scot: Economy COVID-19 Communications Update - 20th 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.

At today’s media briefing the First Minister encouraged eligible businesses to apply for financial assistance if they have been affected by the current COVID-19 restrictions. The Scottish Government is making £40 million available, including a £20 million grant fund which opened today.  Business can apply through their local authorities using the links available here.

The First Minister said there would be an update on the restrictions tomorrow following a Cabinet meeting.  You can read her full speech here.

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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