COSLA Elected Members’ Briefing

Key messages

  • New moves to stop COVID-19 spread. The First Minister announced further measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 last Wednesday (October 7).
  • The temporary measures – outlined here – came into effect on Friday (October 9). The guidance for sport and leisure facilities has also been updated to reflect the latest position.
  • An evidence paper from the Scottish Government’s senior clinical advisers summing up evidence on infection trends, confirmed cases, hospital use and deaths, and how these vary across Scotland, can be found here.
  • A new National Transition Training Fund was launched by Economy Secretary Fiona Hyslop on Thursday (October 8). The fund will help people aged 25 and over who have lost their jobs or who are at risk of redundancy as a result of COVID-19 to develop the skills required to move into sectors with the greatest potential for future growth and job opportunities.

See full briefing here.

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