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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.

Online Meet-ups across the sector

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 hello@scottishthteatre.org to have it listed here. The meet ups are listed chronologically, while the regular meet ups are listed at the bottom of the […]

Job Retention Scheme – advice

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  […]

Letter to UK Parliaments

Letter written by Theatre NI, UK Theatre, SOLT, Creu Cymru, National Theatre of Wales and Federation of Scottish Theatre to UK Parliaments that represent culture both in government and their shadows.  Dated 26 March 2020. 

UK Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

The UK Government has published guidance for employers and employees  on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.    We are pleased to report that Scottish Government and Creative Scotland have confirmed that arts organisations ARE ABLE to apply for this funding, which is available to support full and part time staff, staff on agency contracts and staff on flexible or zero-hours contracts. The […]

Employment Law

Law At Work (LAW) offer a number of free resources and advice packages to Employers who would like to receive some help in navigating employment law during the Covid-19 pandemic.  LAW are also offering 3-month or 12-month contracts for support on employment law and health & safety.  These contracts enable employers to receive bespoke advice on their specific […]

Working from Home

Andonella Thomson, a coach, trainer, motivator and mentor at Kingscavil Consulting, who is also going to run the next FST Mentoring Programme, put together a great list of tips and suggestions that will make working from home easier:  There are loads of emails coming in about what companies are doing to be extra vigilant. Are you […]