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UPDATE 27 SEPTEMBER 2020

UPDATE from Scot Gov - Coronavirus (COVID-19): what you can and cannot do:

https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-what-you-can-and-cannot-do/

UPDATE 23 SEPTEMBER 2020

Update from Scot Gov on Coronavirus (COVID-19) Phase 3: staying safe and protecting others:

https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-phase-3-staying-safe-and-protecting-others/

17 SEPTEMBER 2020

Update from Scot Gov - Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for the performing arts and venues sector:

https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-for-the-performing-arts-and-venues-sector/

UPDATE 16 SEPT 2020

PRESS RELEASE from Financial Conduct Authority regarding Business Interruption Insurance

11 SEPTEMBER 2020

Update from Scot Gov - Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for retail, tourism and hospitality customers:

https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-for-consumers/

10 SEPTEMBER 2020

Update from Scot Gov - Coronavirus (COVID-19): shielding advice and support:

https://www.gov.scot/publications/covid-shielding/

Update from Scot Gov - Coronavirus (COVID-19) Phase 3: Scotland's route map update – 10 September 2020:

https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-phase-3-scotlands-route-map-update-10th-september-2020/

UPDATE 04 SEPTEMBER 2020

Update from Scot Gov: Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance on individual risk assessment for the workplace

https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-on-individual-risk-assessment-for-the-workplace/

UPDATE 03 SEPTEMBER 2020

Update from Scot Gov: Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for private landlords and letting agents:

https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-landlord-and-letting-agent-faqs/

UPDATE 31 AUGUST 2020

Update from Scot Gov - Coronavirus (COVID-19): returning to work safely:

https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-returning-to-work/

UPDATE 25 AUGUST 2020

Update from Scot Gov on Retail Sector Guidance: https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-retail-sector-guidance/

UPDATE 24 AUGUST 2020

Update from Scot Gov on Phase 3 guidance - Stay Safe: https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-phase-3-staying-safe-and-protecting-others/

Update from Scot Gov - returning to work safely: https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-returning-to-work/

UPDATE 23 AUGUST 2020

Update from Scot Gov - guidance for events sector: https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-events-sector-guidance/

UPDATE 21 AUGUST 2020

Update from Scot Gov - guidance for the technology sector: https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-for-the-technology-sector/

Update from Scot Gov - guidance for the performing arts and venues sector: https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-for-the-performing-arts-and-venues-sector/

UPDATE 17 AUGUST 2020

Update from Scot Gov for sport and leisure facilities: https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-on-sport-and-leisure-facilities/

Update from Scot Gov on general guidance for safer workplaces: https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-general-guidance-for-safer-workplaces/

UPDATE 14 AUGUST 2020

Update from Scot Gov for retail, tourism and hospitality customers: https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-for-consumers/

UPDATE 07 AUGUST 2020

Update from Scot Gov for Financial Services Sector: https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-financial-services-sector-guidance/

UPDATE 06 AUGUST 2020

Release of FACTS posters (including translations) for download/print use: https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-facts-poster-including-translations-and-accessible-formats/

UPDATE 23 JULY 2020
Update from Scot Gov for Tourism & Hospitality Sectors:

https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-tourism-and-hospitality-sector-guidance/

UPDATE 22 JULY 2020

Guidance from Scot Gov on Phase 3 business and physical distancing guidance:

https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-phase-3-business-and-physical-distancing-guidance/

UPDATE 20 JULY 2020

Guidance from Scot Gov for Events Sector: https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-events-sector-guidance/

UPDATE 17 JULY 2020

Update from Scot Gov for Retail (including Hair and Beauty): https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-retail-sector-guidance/

UPDATE 06 JULY 2020

Update from Scot Gov on guidance for museums, galleries and heritage attractions

https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-for-museums-galleries-and-heritage-attractions/

UPDATE 03 JULY 2020

Update from Scot Gov on guidance for Tourism & Hospitality sector:

https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-tourism-and-hospitality-sector-guidance/

Events Sector Guidance from Scot Gov:

https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-events-sector-guidance/

UPDATE 30 JUNE 2020

UPDATE from Scottish Government - Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for retail, tourism and hospitality customers
https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-for-consumers/

UPDATE 24 JUNE 2020

Announcement from Scottish Government regarding Phase 2 changes:

https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-scotlands-route-map-indicative-dates-remainder-phase-2-early-phase-3/pages/2/

Scottish Government release guidance on Returning to Work Safely:

https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-returning-to-work/

UPDATE 22 JUNE 2020

Scottish Government update guidance for Construction Sector:

https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-construction-sector-guidance/

UDPATE 19 JUN 2020

Scottish Government release retail, tourism and hospitality customers Guidance:

https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-for-consumers/

Scottish Government release Retail Sector Guidance UPDATED:

https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-retail-sector-guidance/

Scottish Government release Manufacturing Sector Guidance UDPATED:

https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-manufacturing-sector-guidance/

16 JUNE 2020

Update from Financial Conduct Authority about Business Interruption Insurance (via David Stewart MSP)
https://www.fca.org.uk/firms/business-interruption-insurance

UPDATE 10 JUNE 2020

UPDATE from Scottish Government on Tourist Industry:

https://www.gov.scot/news/support-for-tourism-industry/

UPDATE 08 JUN 2020

Update from Scottish Government on Support for Small Businesses: https://www.gov.scot/news/more-support-for-small-business/

UPDATE 02 JUNE 2020

The Federation of Small Businesses will host a webinar with Orkney & Shetland Businesses on Wed 3rd June 1030am (Free and all welcome to join) sign-up here:
https://www.fsb.org.uk/event-calendar/fsb-orkney-and-shetland-virtual-networking.html?fbclid=IwAR0tWIBjaWzKuu2esAOCsU1kwTByHpU5QyUHbLjMMwTROaTmsDxQ8oc9vPo

UPDATE 01 JUNE 2020

Business Gateway webinars updated:
https://www.bgateway.com/events?region=national&keyword&fbclid=IwAR3U031vFC0Zor99TrnB-UCLTZk3xeBoKrLeXqL7oP1Pn56hjpjhd5t1Png

Radio Orkney interview with BID Chairperson - Ducan McLean (16mins) https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000jqpm

UPDATE 29 MAY 2020

Scottish Government Guidance for Employers and Employees Returning to Work

https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-phase-1-returning-to-work/

UPDATE 25 MAY 2020

Update from Scottish Government - Routemap for coming out of lockdown
https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-framework-decision-making-scotlands-route-map-through-out-crisis/

UPDATE 22 MAY 2020

Updated list of Funding Support Schemes from Business Gateway:

https://www.bgateway.com/assets/documents/Covid-19-Business-Support-Summary-as-at-21-05-20.pdf

Links to funding schemes from Scottish Government:
https://findbusinesssupport.gov.scot/coronavirus-advice/sources-of-funding

News - Additional Funding Help for Businesses
https://www.gov.scot/news/help-for-businesses-1/

UPDATE 20 MAY 2020

Facebook Group goes live for BID&Beyond Businesses (Owners/Managers/Supervisors can join):

https://www.facebook.com/groups/669425703850506/

ACAS Advice updated: https://www.acas.org.uk/coronavirus

UPDATE 18 MAY 2020

RADIO ORKNEY share interview with our consultant Laura Bruce - listen here. (2m46sec start point)

UPDATE 15 MAY 2020

PRESS RELEASE from Kirkwall BID regarding BID & Beyond project.

NEWS ARTICLE from The Orcadian regarding BID & Beyond project.

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This project was part-financed by the Scottish Government and the European Community Orkney Leader 2007-13 Programme.