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Scottish Government Daily Update Tuesday 5th 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.

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 reiterated the key points set out in Parliament yesterday, stressing that if you can work from home you should. The First Minister also pledged to roll out vaccines as quickly as possible. You can read the First Minister’s full speech here.

Guidance for film and TV production during the pandemic has been updated to reflect the latest lockdown guidance.


COVID-19 testing will be available from two fire stations in Thurso and Lochgilphead this month as part of a trial to increase testing access in remote and rural areas.

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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