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Gov.Scot: Economy COVID-19 Communications Update Friday 30th October 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 Deputy First Minister gave an update on schools guidance, his full speech is available here.

He was joined by Economy Secretary Fiona Hyslop who confirmed that the Scottish Government is extending the eligibility criteria for the grants for nightclubs announced this week. She also gave an update for bowling clubs and other sports clubhouses with alcohol licences. You can read her full speech here.

Yesterday the First Minister addressed the nation following the confirmation of local authority protection levels, you can read her full speech here.

The Chief Economic Adviser’s Monthly Economic Brief providing a summary of latest key economic statistics, forecasts and analysis on the Scottish economy, was published today.

Provisional guidance for soft play centres to help the sector to prepare for re-opening at a future date (date to be confirmed) has been published today. This guidance was developed in collaboration with industry, trade unions, regulators, and others.

A Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) action plan has been published by the Scottish Government detailing how the government plans on providing key workers with access to PPE to tackle the coronavirus pandemic through winter and beyond. The plan also sets out plans for a sustainable supply chain, including working with Scottish manufacturers.

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.

We hope that you will find this useful and share with your networks where appropriate.

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