• Kenneth Gibson MSP

COVID-19 Helpful Links


Covid-19 FAQs for Apprentices


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


Supporting those affected by debt


British Dental Association guidance

Domestic abuse

Scotland’s National Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline

Rape Crisis Covid-19 textline and helpline


Guidance for parents and families

Childcare provision for key workers

Update on School Closures and Exams


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

Emergency Powers

Details of emergency powers


Health advice from NHS Inform

Advice for professionals and organisations

Housing and Homelessness

Shelter advice page

Cabinet Secretary Statement Response on Homelessness

£350 million fund to support welfare and wellbeing, inc homelessness


Money Advice Service on mortgage holidays


SFHA: No social housing tenant evictions during Covid-19

18th March: Cabinet Secretary announces that the notice period required for evictions for rent arrears would increase from 3 to 6 months.

25th March: Cabinet Secretary announces SG taking action on “the extension of the notice period for the majority of grounds [for eviction] to six months is in order to give effect to our desire for no one to lose their house over the actions that are being taken in our attempts to cope with the pandemic.”


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


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 Ayrshire Council COVID-19 updates

Nurses and Midwives

RCN guidance


UK Government MOT advice

Older People

Age Scotland advice

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

First Minister’s FMQ Response on PPE, 19 March

Religious groups

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

Religious Groups - Specific announcements

Church of Scotland

Catholic church in Scotland

Scottish Episcopal Church

Muslim Council of Britain


NFUS advice to farmers

Seafood industry advice from Seafish


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

Entitledto advice

Turn2us advice


Transport Scotland

Foreign & Commonwealth Office


COVID-19 testing to get key workers back to work

First Minster’s FMQ response on testing, 25 March

Third Sector

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (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


Information on Ready Scotland website


Protecting workers during coronavirus outbreak

UK Government Guidance for Employees

House of Commons blog on Employment Rights