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Scottish Government Daily Update Thursday 26th Nov 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 First Minister’s Questions the First Minister said initial guidance about the Christmas period had been published, you can read the guidance here.

The First Minister’s full statement can be read here.

Guidance for employers on what to expect from an Incident Management Team investigation of COVID-19 outbreaks in manufacturing businesses has also been published. Read the guidance here.

Economic recovery from COVID-19 was the focus of the virtual National Economic Forum yesterday.  More than 100 representatives from across business and the third and public sectors considered how Scotland can rebuild a sustainable and wellbeing economy. The importance of inward investment opportunities, strengthening digital uptake and infrastructure as well supporting employment opportunities were all discussed.

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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