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Scottish Government Daily Update Monday 9th November

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 the COVID-19 protection levels currently in place are unlikely to be eased when they are reviewed tomorrow.  She cautiously welcomed news that one of the vaccines that has been trialled across the world has been shown to be more than 90 per cent effective.  The First Minister’s full speech is available here.

A £4 million renewable heat cashback scheme for SMEs is open for applications.  More information, including how to apply, is available on the Zero Waste Scotland website.

A series of webinars is being organised to help seafood businesses prepare for EU Exit and changes to import and export processes for trade with the EU and Northern Ireland, that will come into effect from 1 January 2021. You can find out more from this link.

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.

We hope that you will find this useful and share with your networks where appropriate.

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