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Scottish Government Daily Update Friday 12th February 2021

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 has information on all the support available to businesses that have been affected by COVID-19 restrictions. We would encourage businesses to check the website for more information on what support they are eligible for and how they can apply.

The UK has now left the European Union, this update will highlight 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.

Today’s media briefing was led by Health Secretary Jeane Freeman who said that plans remain on course to give the first doses of the vaccine to all 70 to 79 year olds and those with a serious clinical vulnerability by the 15th of February.

Read the full statement here.

Fisheries Secretary Fergus Ewing has said streamlining export processes, fixing IT systems and resolving trade issues with the EU must be urgent priorities for a new UK Government led seafood export taskforce. Read more here.

A bursary of up to £6,750 will be offered to dental students who will have to repeat a year. The support will help mitigate the financial impact on students following the necessary decision taken by some dental schools to defer graduation.

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.

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