Covid-19 Information

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

Principles for Social Care Sustainability Payments

COSLA Guidance for Commissioned Services

COVID-19 Recruitment Portal for Social Care – Local Government Process

National Wellbeing Hub Stakeholder Letter

Guidance for Direct Payments during COVID-19

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 Authority Parking Operational Advice during Covid-19

Local Government as Employers

Local Government Employees FAQs - 27.03.2020

SJC COVID-19 Homeworking Advice

Non-Healthcare Setting FAQs - 17.04.2020

Business Gateway

Business Gateway - Business Support Fund

Business Gateway - Wider Business Support

Trading Standards Scotland

All 'Scam Share' e-bulletins and Signup

Elected Members


COSLA COVID-19 Guidance for Elected Members

COSLA COVID-19 Bulletin: 24th March

COSLA COVID-19 Bulletin: 31st March

COSLA COVID-19 Bulletin: 7th April

COSLA COVID-19 Bulletin: 14th April

COSLA COVID-19 Bulletin: 21st April

COSLA COVID-19 Bulletin: 28th April

COSLA COVID-19 Bulletin: 6th May 2020

COSLA COVID-19 Bulletin: 13th May 2020

COSLA COVID-19 Bulletin: 19th May 2020

Knowledge Hub

Scottish Elected Members COVID-19 Network

Press Releases and Responses



Joint COSLA/Scottish Government News Release about Food Fund

COVID-19 Response Planning Supporting Gypsy/Traveller Communities

COSLA media statement on PPE

Joint Statement from COSLA, Unions and Scottish Government on PPE

Joint COSLA/Scottish Government statement on Support for Coastal Businesses

Letter from Deputy First Minister and COSLA President about National Helpline

Video from Jason Leitch, National Clinical Director of the Scottish Government, praising the Local Government workforce


Scottish Government guidance for events of over 500

Scottish Government - Business Support

Scottish Government - Protecting the social care workforce


Latest UK information