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Scottish Government Daily Update - Tuesday 12th 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 Cabinet are considering where there is a need to further tighten restrictions to reduce the occasions and reasons for people to be out of their homes - for example takeaway and click and collect services – and a further update will be given to parliament tomorrow.

The First Minister also advised the requirement for pre-departure COVID-19 testing for anybody travelling to Scotland from overseas will come into effect on Friday morning.

Read the First Minister’s full statement here.

Businesses across Scotland are set to benefit from vital support to help rebuild with digital, following the launch of a new £10 million DigitalBoost Development Grant by Business Gateway and the Scottish Government.

Following the recent move to require travellers Dubai from to quarantine on arrival, the United Arab Emirates in its entirety has now been removed from the international travel exemptions list. 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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