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Covid-19 Resources

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.

If you would like to highlight a particular resource for inclusion in this section then please get in touch with us at comms@scottishtheatre.org, marking your subject line ‘covid resources’.


Scottish Government: COVID-19 updates

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.

UK Government: COVID-19 updates

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.

UK Theatre publish ‘One Year On’ COVID-19 report

UK Theatre’s published their report and key findings from their recent ‘One Year On’ Sector Survey. The results from across the theatre sector paint a picture of an industry that has struggled to survive the past 12 months and faced huge financial strain – but remains resilient and adaptable.

Additional funds allocated by The Scottish Government to support Creative Freelancers and Events Sector

The Scottish Government announced on 11 February 2021 that a further £17.5 million of emergency coronavirus funding has been allocated to support creative freelancers and the events sector. £9 million of which will be distributed as a top-up to the Creative Freelancers Hardship Fund and Screen Hardship Fund, bringing the total value of support for creative freelancers to £17 million. 

FST submission to CTEEA Committee – January 2021

Lucy Mason, Interim CEO, was invited to give further evidence of the impact of COVID-19 on the performing arts sector on Thursday 28 January to the Scottish Government’s Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee. The full submission can be read by downloading the resource at the bottom of this page. The Official Report of […]

Creative Scotland submission to CTEEA Committee – January 2021.

Creative Scotland has published their Culture, Tourism, Europe & External Affairs Committee update for January 2021. This document offers a very useful overview of Creative Scotland’s Emergency Fund support since March 2020. It also includes information on ongoing funds and initiatives leading into 2021.