COVID-19 Information for Councils

COSLA is working closely with Scottish Government and other key partners regarding the evolving situation with the outbreak of the coronavirus.   

This page contains the latest official information as well as guidance and resources from COSLA and key partners.  

The most up to date public health information can be found on NHS Inform.

The number of cases and the risk level is updated regularly on the Scottish Government website.

 

Useful links

Health & Social Care

COSLA Guidance for Commissioners during COVID-19 Response - https://bit.ly/2QE3oli

Children & Young People

COVID-19 Advice for supporting children and young people - https://bit.ly/2xKOsLw

COVID-19 Letter from Deputy First Minister to Local Authorities - School ELC Closures - https://bit.ly/2UmwF5d

Community Wellbeing

Trussell Trust - Key Messages to Local Authorities - https://bit.ly/2UMip5R

Environment & Economy

Scottish Government - Help with non-domestic rates - https://www.mygov.scot/non-domestic-rates-coronavirus/

Local Government as Employers

Local Government Employees FAQs - 27.03.2020 - https://www.cosla.gov.uk/local-government-employee-faqs-27032020

SJC COVID-19 Homeworking Advice - https://www.cosla.gov.uk/sjc-covid-19-homeworking-advice

Business Gateway

Business Gateway - Business Support Fund - https://www.bgateway.com/resources/coronavirus-business-support-fund

Business Gateway - Wider Business Support - https://www.bgateway.com/resources/coronavirus-support

Trading Standards Scotland

'Scam Share' e-bulletin - https://mailchi.mp/b3d2ca964e92/scam-share-focus-on-coronavirus

Elected Members

Briefings

COSLA COVID-19 Guidance for Elected Members - https://bit.ly/39gsXPU

COSLA COVID-19 Bulletin: 24th March - https://bit.ly/2UfSAfi

Knowledge Hub

Scottish Elected Members COVID-19 Network - https://khub.net/group/scottish-elected-members-coronavirus-network

Press Releases and Responses

COSLA

COSLA News - https://www.cosla.gov.uk/news

Other

Scottish Government guidance for events of over 500 - https://www.gov.scot/news/large-gathering-guidance/

Scottish Government - Business Support - https://news.gov.scot/news/gbp-320-million-package-of-support-for-businesses

Other

Latest UK information - https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response