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.
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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.
The Scottish Government have published guidance for the creative industries, in particular for providers and users of creative studios in Scotland, for safe working and reopening during the coronavirus pandemic. It came into effect immediately on publication – from 30 June 2020 – and applies until further notice. It will be reviewed in line with the […]
Several FST Members got together to write a letter to their performing arts colleagues to encourage them to use #LoveTheatreScotland on social media to emphasise why theatre matters, what it means to us and to our audiences.
You can view two documents here: FST’s letter to the Cabinet Secretary to discuss support and stimulus package for theatre & dance in Scotland from 17 June 2020 and her response from 22 June.
Please note that Slua are an Irish organisation, therefore a lot of links and advice relates to Ireland, however, the structure of the document and the main points to cover are applicable to UK-based organisations.
Those resources vary from staying active and eating a healthy diet to online entertainment and mental health and wellbeing.
This note is provided to delegates not as formal legal advice but as an outline of Anderson
Strathern’s views on things which businesses should consider when planning to return and the options
which may be available.
There are a lot of online meetings within the sector right now and here’s a list, which we will try to keep up-to-date. If you are an organiser of such a meeting, contact email@example.com to have it listed here. The meet ups are listed chronologically, while the regular meet ups are listed at the bottom of the […]
A number of Scottish companies and artists are currently offering their shows online and here’s a list of those:
Useful and practical information from Mental Health at Work about supporting yourself and your colleagues during the pandemic:
The Job Retention Scheme, which is live from 20 April, is constantly updated, the latest developemnts include: extending the scheme until the end of June and including employees who were on the PAYE payroll by 19 March (previously 28 February). Anderson Strathern have made an in-depth analysis of the Scheme: Barry Nichol, Partner, Anderson Strathern […]
Advice from the National Cyber Security Office on making sure your organisation is prepared for an increase in home working and advice on spotting coronavirus (COVID-19) scam emails.
The Charity Excellence Framework prepared this comprehensive list of funders divided into geographical areas as well as by target beneficiaries / areas of operations. Log in on their website to access this free resource: