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Scottish Government Daily Update - Monday 25th January 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 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.

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.

At today’s media briefing the First Minister said applications for a fund to support the wedding industry will open this week. The fund will provide one-off grants of up to £25,000 for eligible businesses in the sector impacted by COVID-19, including wedding venues, photographers, caterers and suppliers.

She also said more detailed vaccination figures will now be published on a daily basis – including breakdowns of the number of people who have been vaccinated in particular categories.
Read the First Minister’s full statement here.

Measures promoting recovery and renewal will be at the heart of the Scottish Budget this week. New initiatives to drive economic growth, create jobs and tackle inequality will be included alongside further support for business, public services and families. Read more here.

The Scotland Food & Drink Partnership, with support from the Scottish Government, has launched a training initiative to help businesses at different stages in their growth journey. The Academy is a unique, market-focused, and commercially orientated training programme that helps Scottish food and drink businesses sell themselves, build their brands and thrive in grocery and foodservice markets.

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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