Helpful Links

COVID-19 Helpful links

Apprentices

Covid-19 FAQs for Apprentices

https://www.skillsdevelopmentscotland.co.uk/coronavirus-covid-19/pupils-learners-and-apprentices/

Businesses

Scot Gov Advice for Businesses

Business Gateway advice

Scottish Enterprise advice

Scottish Government Release on Business Helpline

£1bn Business Support Fund opens

£2.2bn for Business

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Help with non-domestic rates in Scotland during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Council Tax

Funding available for councils to meet increase in applications for the existing Council Tax Reduction Scheme.

CAS advice on Council Tax Reduction Scheme.

Creative Sector

Creative Scotland advice

Dentistry

British Dental Association guidance

Domestic abuse

Scotland’s National Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline .

Rape Crisis Covid-19 textline and helpline

Scottish Women’s Rights Centre

Education

Guidance for parents and families

Childcare provision for key workers

Update on School Closures and Exams

Energy

Energy Saving Trust advice for home heating and energy use during COVID-19

Emergency Powers

Details of emergency powers

Health

NHS Inform

Advice for professionals and organisations

Housing and Homelessness

General advice

Shelter advice page Homelessness:

Cabinet Secretary Statement Response on Homelessness

Homeowners:

Money Advice Service on mortgage holidays

Tenants

SFHA: No social housing tenant evictions during Covid-19

Insurance

First Minster’s response to FMQ on Business Insurance, 19th March

Statement from Association of British Insurers on Covid-19 insurance

ABI Covid-19 Q+A

Justice

Statement from Chief Constable

Scottish Courts & Tribunals advice on business changes

COPFS advice to those due to attend court

Suspension on prison visiting

Key workers

Criteria provided to local authorities to determine local need

School and ELC closures – guidance for key workers

Local authorities

North Lanarkshire Council 

Nurses and Midwives

RCN guidance

Motorists

UK Government MOT advice

Older People

Age Scotland advice

PPE

First Minister’s FMQ Response on PPE, 19th March

Religious groups

Social distancing advice to “minimise social contact by avoiding crowded areas and large gatherings, including religious congregations”

Specific announcements :

Church of Scotland

Catholic church in Scotland

Scottish Episcopal Church

Muslim Council of Britain

 

Rural

NFUS advice to farmers

Seafood industry advice from Seafish

Self-employed

Scottish Government’s call for more action to help self-employed

HMRC Helpline for self-employed people and businesses

UK Government release on DWP support, including for the self-employed

Citizens Advice Scotland advice

Small Businesses

Details of support for businesses including “one-off £10,000 grant to ratepayers of small businesses”

FSB advice

Social Security

Universal Credit advice on social security for those with Covid-19

Entitled to Advice

Turn2us advice

Travel

Domestic: Transport Scotland

International: FCO

Testing

COVID-19 testing to get key workers back to work

First Minster’s FMQ response on testing, 25th March

Third Sector

SCVO advice

£20 million allocated to a Third Sector Resilience Fund, to help ensure the health and continued viability of the third sector organisations affected by cash flow and other problems, which have a key role to play in our national response Volunteers:

Volunteering

Health Sector

Information on Ready Scotland website

Third Sector

Chest Heart and Stroke

Workers

Protecting workers during coronavirus outbreak

UK Government Guidance for Employees

House of Commons blog on Employment Rights

 

Business Advice

Advice for employees who are being challenged:

https://www.acas.org.uk/coronavirus

ACAS phone number is 0141 280 4626

Scottish Trades Union Congress – STUC

 

 

 

 

Business Rates Support

 

https://www.mygov.scot/non-domestic-rates-coronavirus/

 

Business Interruption Loan Scheme- British Business Bank

 

https://www.british-business-bank.co.uk/ourpartners/coronavirus-business-interruption-loan-scheme-cbils/

 

Information on all business support

 

https://www.businesssupport.gov.uk/coronavirus-business-support/?fbclid=IwAR0gIfqGM3p9VX9cCs97166NUxWlTDXpKOkTcyVYVxnhhMdxYRYkcIfi96g

 

MOT Exemption details

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/vehicle-owners-to-be-granted-mot-exemption-in-battle-against-coronavirus

 

For the Self Employed, those with immediate cashflow problems

Universal Credit

 

https://www.gov.uk/universal-credit

 

Crisis Grants from Local Authorities

 

North Lanarkshire: https://www.northlanarkshire.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=26378/

 

Council Tax Reduction

 

North Lanarkshire: https://www.northlanarkshire.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=7835

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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