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Scottish Government Daily Update Thursday 11th March 2021 - Perthshire Chamber of Commerce

Scottish Government Daily Update Thursday 11th March 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 at First Minister’s Questions the First Minister said, as previously indicated, more information about plans for the phased reopening of the economy will be provided on Tuesday next week.

Read the full statement here.

An ambition to achieve ”world leading" levels of digital inclusion is at the heart of plans to equip Scotland for the technological transformation post-COVID-19. The updated Digital Strategy which has been published today recognises the potential for technology and digital ways of working to support Scotland’s post-pandemic economic recovery and its environmental targets. The strategy includes the Digital Boost skills and support programme and those running businesses in Scotland who need help with any aspect of digital can visit Business Gateway’s website for more information.

£1.79 million has been allocated from the Scottish Government active travel budget to support 173 organisations across Scotland. Transport Secretary Michael Matheson said the breadth of organisations getting involved demonstrates the clear appetite across Scotland to lock-in the positive changes we’ve seen in travel behaviour over the last 12 months. Read more here.

A new timetable for introducing import border control processes has been set out by the UK Government. Read more 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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