Update on Covid-19 support in Scotland

Update on Covid-19 support in Scotland

 

First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon announced £19 million of financial support specifically for the close contact services sector in Scotland, including hair, barber and beauty businesses. The Hair and Barber Council is awaiting confirmation on how these funds will be distributed. For employees, it was also announced that the £500 Self Isolation Support Grant will again be made available to those on low incomes if contacted by NHS Test and Protect and asked to self-isolate.

Further information as to how to check eligibility etc will be made available shortly. In addition, existing grants can be found below: – Hair, Barber and beauty businesses that previously received support through the Scottish Wedding Industry Fund (SWIF) will be eligible to receive a new payment and will be contacted directly from next week (10 January). Further details here: https://lnkd.in/esmPY6Hg

– Hair, Barber, and beauty professionals working within the creative industries (film, media and tv etc) may also be eligible to apply for financial support for any cancelled or postponed projects due to COVID-19. Further details here: https://lnkd.in/dXAFneFu

– The Local Authority Discretionary Fund is distributed by local councils in Scotland to help businesses experiencing short-term financial challenges due to COVID-19. Eligibility for this fund is determined by local authorities with further information on how to contact yours here: https://lnkd.in/deU-yYS