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Scottish Government Daily Update Monday 7th 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.

At today’s media briefing the First Minister confirmed the 11 local authority areas which are currently in level 4 of the Strategic Framework would move out of that level on Friday. She said that what level will apply to these areas from Friday was under consideration today, with Cabinet making a decision tomorrow morning.
Read the full speech here.

Wholesale food and drink businesses affected by COVID-19 are to be supported through a new £5 million fund. The fund will be targeted at food and drink wholesalers who sell to hospitality, on-trade or public sector clients who have seen sales fall by 20% or more since March.

Organisations who work to tackle violence against women and girls are being invited to apply for a share of up to £13 million in response to the pandemic. The funding is intended to help them develop and further their vital work over the next three years. More 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.  

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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