21st March 2020
Communication received from Scottish Government on 20th March, 7pm:
The First Minister has said that COVID-19 is the biggest challenge of our lifetimes and asked everyone to follow health advice. Restaurants, cafes, pubs, gyms and cinemas are being asked to close.
Following yesterday’s announcement that schools are to close, guidance on childcare provision for key workers has been published.
This is a fast-moving situation and we are working hard to expand the information available. A specific Q&A on rates reliefs and grants was published yesterday and the findbusinesssupport.gov.scot website is updated regularly in relation to Covid-19. There is also a separate HMRC helpline for tax issues at 0800 015 9559.
Updates on public health advice for coronavirus can be found on the NHS Inform website.