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Latest Received Scottish Government Daily Thursday 31st December 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.

As we approach the end of the Brexit transition period we will also be highlighting developments around Brexit that will be of particular interest to businesses.

For the most up-to-date Brexit advice and support visit the Prepare for Brexit website.

Businesses are being reminded that from tomorrow the cap on the maximum support available through the Strategic Framework Business Fund for those that operate from multiple premises is being lifted.  The fund is targeted at businesses that are required to close by law as a result of COVID-19 restrictions from 2 November 2020.  Find out how to apply here.

A Scottish Government analysis of what the UK/EU trade deal means for the country has been published today.  Further information is available here and the document can be read here.

Prepareforbrexit.scot has been updated with a list of essential actions that businesses can take to make sure they are ready for the new arrangements which come into force on the 1st of January 2021.

The site also includes the latest information for sectors and support for export and customs documentation.

Businesses planning to export fish and aquaculture products from 1st of January 2021 into the EU can find a summary of the requirements on the Marine Scotland pages of the Scottish Government website where there’s also a useful contacts list for trade enquiries.

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.  

Grants are available for businesses that are required by law to close or to significantly change operations as a result of COVID-19 restrictions. Find out who is eligible and how to apply 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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