Covid-19 Scottish Government updates and press releases

You will find the most up to date information produced by the Scottish Government here – it will be refreshed daily. https://www.gov.scot/publications/ddtf-status-update-from-chair-19-march-2020/ Scottish Government updates and press releases Help for Business Additional £40 million of support for key sectors (20/05/20) The Scottish Government’s Business Support Fund has been increased by £40 million to provide additional […]

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Covid-19 Business and employment

Self-Employment Income Support Scheme This week HMRC will start contacting customers who may be eligible for the new Self-Employment Income Support Scheme. The scheme will allow self-employed people to claim a taxable grant worth 80% of their average trading profits up to a maximum of £7,500, equivalent to three months’ profits. Constituents can claim if they’re a self-employed […]

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Covid-19 Key primary sources of information

Key primary sources:  Scottish Government Coronavirus in Scotland https://www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19/ NHS Inform Latest guidance about COVID-19 from NHS Scotland: https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/infections-and-poisoning/coronavirus-covid-19 Ready Scotland Ready Scotland have prepared a useful list of where to go to find additional support for you or someone you know, which will be updated on a rolling basis. https://www.readyscotland.org/coronavirus/where-to-find-additional-support/ SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT COVID-19 GUIDANCE […]

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Covid-19 – Scotland Cares – national volunteering campaign

National campaign launched for those able to give support A new ‘Scotland Cares’ campaign has been launched to encourage people to volunteer during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. While the most important ask for the public remains to stay at home and follow the essential public health guidance, people who are healthy and not at risk […]

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Covid-19 Our Livingston community

We all want to do what we can to help our communities, so this page will collate all the local efforts underway to help and support people in Livingston. Thank you all for everything you are doing, the support being offered is incredibly generous – I’m proud to represent you! It has been great to […]

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Covid-19 Travel updates

Passengers who travel on local bus services should note that, due to the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, all commercial and subsidised services are subject to alteration or cancellation at short notice. Timetables within shelters will not be updated so please contact Traveline Scotland on 0871 200 2233, https://crowd.in/DiZ948 or download the Traveline Scotland App.

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Covid-19 Childcare provision for key workers

Following the decision to close schools and Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) settings, the Scottish Government has provided guidance to councils on how to define key workers, which includes: health and care workers directly supporting COVID-19 response, life threatening emergency work, critical primary and community care; energy suppliers and teachers and those providing childcare for those at […]

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Covid-19 Wellbeing and activities for children and those self isolating

Your mental wellbeing You might be worried about coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) and how it could affect your life. This may include being asked to stay at home or avoid other people. This might feel difficult or stressful. But there are lots of things you can try that could help your wellbeing. There is […]

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Covid-19 Update on benefits

IMPORTANT – Claimants who are self-isolating as a result of the coronavirus will not be sanctioned ‘as long as they let their work coach know before the appointment’ The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions has confirmed: “If claimants cannot attend their jobcentre appointment in person because of self-isolation, work coaches can exercise discretion, […]

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