Scottish Government COVID 19 Update 25/3/2020

As the Scottish Government’s focus on the economic impact of Covid-19 continues, we will be providing regular bulletins to signpost you to the latest sources of information. We hope that you will find this useful and will share with your networks where appropriate.

The First Minister gave a media update today where she spoke about the updated guidance that has been published for businesses on social distancing.

The guidance is available here and the First Minister’s speech can be viewed here.

There have been further updates to the information on key workers.  These can be viewed here.

It has been announced that the seafood sector is to receive an initial package of more than £5 million in financial support to assist businesses during the coronavirus outbreak and that a new expert group will provide additional scientific analysis of the impact of COVID-19 in Scotland.

Advice on support packages available for business and their employees is available at

There is an HMRC helpline for tax issues at 0800 015 9559

NHS Inform’s coronavirus webpage is the fastest way for people to get the latest health advice and information.