The updates in this section are compiled from information released by the Scottish Government during the COVID-19 pandemic. They offer a summary of recent key announcements and signposting to relevant sources of further information.
This section aims to offer a collated source of COVID-19 resources, news, publications, and signposting from both government and funding bodies, as well as across our sector.
Directly below you will find a list of pinned resources. These are our most commonly viewed pages in this section, you can also search for specific resource via the filters. If you are having issues finding something specific then please get in touch.
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In this section, you can find a selection of resources and signposting to key information relating to the UK Government’s COVID-19 response and recent updates. The UK Government has full responsibility for the current Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and the Self Employed Income Support Scheme, for guidelines relating to devolved matters please visit our Scottish Government updates.
This new strategy has been created to emphasise the need for all in Scotland to keep on living safely, through the COVID safety behaviours.
Latest letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Constitution, External Affairs and Culture, asking all sectors as part of a collective wider effort to ensurethey maintain and where possible, step up, their efforts to reduce the spread of the virus.
Information, link to posters, social assets and examples of messaging.
‘Safer choices Make a Difference’ campaign assets and Stakeholder Toolkit. This now replaces the ‘Stop the Spike’ campaign assets.
NHS Scotland Covid-19 outbreak advice cards for workplaces (for managers and employees)
This toolkit is aimed to help staff/volunteers who are conducting inspections or checks. It contains: Information and examples about conducting visual checks, including notes on what official documents should look like and what to do if nothing is presented. Using the App for Scanning (Information and examples about scanning QR codes as a means of […]
The checklists, risk assessments and signposting on this page have been derived from a number of resources including members of FST and Festivals Edinburgh’s TAGSS group, SOLT/ UK Theatre, the Association of British Theatre Technicians, Costume in Theatre Entertainment and Arts, RB Health & Safety Solutions, the Scottish Government and the Government of Northern Ireland.
and UK Theatre have commissioned Parents and Carers in Performing Arts (PiPA) to research and write a suite of practical resources for organisations on remote and mixed model working.
On 25 & 28 May 2021 FST submitted respective letters to Angus Robertson, Cabinet Secretary for the Constitution, External Affairs and Culture, and Jenny Gilruth, Minister for Culture, Europe and International Development.
Earlier this afternoon (Wednesday 2 June), the Scottish Government Finance Secretary, Kate Forbes, confirmed in Parliament further emergency support for culture, saying the following: “A further £25 million will support the culture sector through the second round of the Performing Arts Venue Relief Fund and the Culture Organisations and Venues Recovery Fund. This will be targeted […]