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Scottish Government Daily Update 21st October

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 announced that the current temporary restrictions to slow the spread of coronavirus will remain in place until 2 November, and that funding for business grants over this period will be increased proportionately. Full details of that support is available here.

The First Minister also confirmed that the new strategic framework for managing and living with the virus through the winter and into the early parts of next year will be published on Friday. Subject to parliamentary approval it is intended that the levels will be applied from the 2nd November. You can read the First Minister’s full speech here.

Scotland’s GDP increased by 2.6% in August, according to statistics announced today by the Chief Statistician. This is the fourth consecutive month of increasing GDP following the large drops in March and April, but represents a slowdown from the increase of 6.4% in July. Full details can be found 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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