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Scottish Government Daily Update Monday 16th 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.

At today’s media briefing the First Minister said COVID-19 protection levels in Lanarkshire, Glasgow, and some other parts of the west of Scotland are being closely monitored ahead of tomorrow’s weekly review of restrictions.

She also highlighted plans are on track to develop regional testing hubs in Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow.  These will enable NHS Scotland to process a further 22,000 tests a day and help increase daily testing capacity for Scotland from 30,000 to 65,000 by the end of the year.

The First Minister’s full speech is available here.

The UK Government has announced a new ‘megalab’ will open in Scotland, alongside one in Leamington Spa, in 2021. The centres will add 600,000 to the UK’s daily testing capacity. Further information is available here.

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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