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Scottish Government Daily Update - Tuesday 8th 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.

Today the First Minister gave a statement to Parliament where she confirmed the 11 Level 4 local authority areas will drop down to Level 3 from 6pm Friday 11 December, except retail which can open from 6am, following improvement in the number of new cases in recent weeks.

The First Minister also said Angus, Inverclyde and Falkirk will drop a level going from 3 to 2 and Dumfries and Galloway and Borders Councils will drop down to Level 1, following significant improvements in suppressing the virus in these two areas.

All other areas remain unchanged in their levels. More information is available here.

Guidance for the safe running of organised activities for children and young people has been published.

Universities will stagger the return of undergraduate students to campuses over at least six weeks, within a package of measures to minimise the transmission of COVID-19. Read more here.

The Scottish Government digital participation team are hosting an open digital dialogue giving the opportunity to share views on the ethical use and collection of information online. Take part 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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