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 -

Children & Young People

COVID-19 Advice for supporting children and young people -

COVID-19 Letter from Deputy First Minister to Local Authorities - School ELC Closures -

Community Wellbeing

Trussell Trust - Key Messages to Local Authorities -

Environment & Economy

Scottish Government - Help with non-domestic rates -

Local Government as Employers

Local Government Employees FAQs - 27.03.2020 -

SJC COVID-19 Homeworking Advice -

Business Gateway

Business Gateway - Business Support Fund -

Business Gateway - Wider Business Support -

Trading Standards Scotland

'Scam Share' e-bulletin -

Elected Members


COSLA COVID-19 Guidance for Elected Members -

COSLA COVID-19 Bulletin: 24th March -

Knowledge Hub

Scottish Elected Members COVID-19 Network -

Press Releases and Responses


COSLA News -


Scottish Government guidance for events of over 500 -

Scottish Government - Business Support -


Latest UK information -