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Scottish Government Daily Update Wednesday 2nd 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.

At today’s media briefing the First Minister confirmed plans for the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech to start being administered in Scotland on Tuesday 8 December, following it being authorised for supply in the UK by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency. Read the First Minister’s full speech here.

Further information on the COVID-19 vaccination programme is available here.

The new Scottish National Investment Bank has been set three core missions to ensure it addresses the “grand challenges” facing Scotland and is expected to play a key role in supporting Scotland’s recovery from COVID-19 by delivering patient and sustained investment. More information is available here.

Updated advice for employers of people who are asked to self-isolate by Test and Protect because of COVID-19 has been published.

A new checklist and additional links to information on performing arts and travel has been published in events sector guidance.

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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