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This is the Novel Coronavirus which was declared a Pandemic on March 11th, 2020.

Hundreds of thousands of people are now infected with this virus, with many dead, dying or critically ill.

The Most Common Symptoms Are;-
High Temperature – Persistent Dry Cough – Shortness of Breath

NHS Scotland

There is no cure for this virus, there are no vaccines and although some are recovering from it, the death toll is still rising daily.

The only way to survive this outbreak is not to become infected in the first place….

Stay at home – Do not go out unless it is absolutely necessary.

Social distancing – Stay at least 2 metres (6 feet) apart when out and about (shopping, exercising or walking the dog).

Wear Gloves and Wash your Hands Regularly.

Poster Courtesy of MSA Data Solutions (right click and “Save As” to download a copy)

The Scottish Government has issued new regulations and guidelines to help combat the outbreak, these include, but are not limited to;-

Non-essential shops and businesses mandated to close.
Concerts, tours, festivals, entertainment events – cancelled.
Weddings, family celebrations, holiday gatherings – cancelled.
Funerals limited to children/parents/spouses of deceased, no other family or friends.
Places of worship, ie. churches, mosques and synagogues are closed.
Schools are all closed.
No outside gatherings of more than 2 people.
The Government has made all non essential travel illegal
Mandatory to self isolate for 14 days when returning from abroad.
Legal measures have been put in place to combat those hiking up their prices.
Fines have been established for breaking the rules.

The latest guidance about COVID-19 from NHS Scotland and the Scottish Government, including social distancing and stay at home advice can be found here.

You know it’s serious when stadiums and recreation facilities have been kitted out to cope with the overflow of Covid-19 patients with some buildings to be used as temporary morgues….


Here Are Some Useful Links

HMRC have set up a help line specifically for self-employed people and businesses who could be struggling due to COVID-19. You can contact this helpline at: 0800 0159 559.

? The general business support line for Scotland is 0300 303 0660

Self-employment Income Support Scheme. Use this scheme if you’re self-employed or a member of a partnership and have lost income due to coronavirus.

Help with non-domestic rates in Scotland during coronavirus

Scottish Government announces £320 million package of support for businesses

Categories: Covid-19