Key messages from COSLA’s Elected Member briefing

A route map setting out a phased approach to easing lockdown restrictions has been published by the Scottish Government, giving details of a gradual four phase move out of the current state of lockdown. Extra financial support will be given to social care workers in Scotland during the Coronavirus emergency.The Scottish Government has stepped in to provide additional funding to ensure all social care workers receive enhanced sick pay where they have received a positive COVID-19 test. COSLA has produced guidance for Councils in relation to agency workers whose assignments have been disrupted by the response to COVID-19. The Scottish Government’s Business Support Fund has been increased by £40 million to provide additional support for key sectors of the Scottish economy.

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