Scotland has entered Phase Three of the Covid-19 lifting of lockdown restrictions.
The latest changes include:
- Mandatory wearing of face masks in shops in Scotland.
- The re-opening of cafes, bars and restaurants with social distancing.
- Larger groups up to 4 different households can meet outside, with no more than 15 people in total, and with physical distancing in place.
- You can also meet people from up to 2 other households at a time indoors, but with no more than 8 people in total and with physical distancing.
Other measures and support mechanisms include:
- The £1,000 Job Retention Bonus.
- The Kickstarter Scheme for people aged between 16 and 24.
- Cuts to VAT on goods and services provided by the tourism and hospitality sectors.
- The Eat Out to Help Out scheme.
- Additional support for the creative sector.
- The closure of the Newly Self-employed Hardship Fund and applications for various business support grants on 10 July.
- The closure of applications to the Bounce Back Loan Scheme on 4 November.
- The closure of the fund to support small and medium-sized (SME) housebuilders with liquidity issues on 29 June.