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Gov.Scot: Economy COVID-19 Communications Update - 5th November 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.

Today the First Minister gave an update on COVID-19 in advance of First Minister’s Questions where she said that the R number in Scotland is now hovering around one and that the tough measures that have been in place in recent weeks and the compliance with those measures is starting to have an effect. Her full speech is available here.

The Chancellor has announced that the Job Retention Scheme is being extended until the end of March and that the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme has been extended for those who are eligible.

Scotland’s Young Person’s Guarantee has launched today aimed at giving all young people the chance to succeed despite the economic impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19).  The Guarantee will ensure that everyone aged between 16 and 24 has the opportunity of work, education or training.  Businesses and organisations who can commit to supporting young people and help them make a successful transition into the world of work can find out how to get involved at

Young Person’s Guarantee

The Scottish Government’s Strategic Framework is now operational, you can find out exactly which coronavirus lockdown restrictions apply to you by using the Scottish Government's postcode checker.

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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