COVID-19



New design guidance published to support physical distancing implementation

Sustrans Scotland has published new design guidance, aimed at supporting organisations implementing temporary walking and cycling infrastructure to enable physical distancing during COVID-19.

Published 26 June 2020

Mears in talks with housing associations over future accommodation for asylum seekers

A dozen housing associations in Glasgow are in talks with Mears for the future provision of accommodation for asylum seekers who were moved into hotels at the beginning of the coronavirus crisis.

Published 25 June 2020

Jon Sparkes: HARSAG – what next?

Jon Sparkes provides a summary of progress from the latest Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group (HARSAG) meeting last Thursday. Proposals for how to end homelessness in response to the coronavirus pandemic are now currently with the Scottish Government for consideration.

Published 25 June 2020

Everyone Home Collective publishes first route map to guide homelessness sector out of lockdown

Night shelters and hotel rooms as a response to homelessness will be actively designed out over the next phase according to plans published today by a collective of 21 leading charities and academic sector organisations.

Published 25 June 2020

Govan Housing Association distributes devices and data to tenants and community organisation

Govan Housing Association has been distributing devices and data to tenants and community organisations to help close the digital divide in Scotland.

Published 25 June 2020

Scottish Government requests new financial powers

Finance secretary Kate Forbes has formally requested new powers to help Scotland meet “the significant economic and fiscal challenges” of coronavirus.

Published 25 June 2020

Scottish Government issues guidance on moving home

New guidance has been issued which aims to ensure that moving home in Scotland can happen safely during the coronavirus outbreak.

Published 24 June 2020

Affordable housing progress made but statistics hit by coronavirus

The number of affordable housing approvals and starts in Scotland has increased compared to a year ago while affordable home completions have fallen, new figures have shown.

Published 24 June 2020

Berwickshire Housing Association secures £78k funding from the Supporting Communities Fund

Berwickshire Housing Association (BHA) has secured £78,000 from the Scottish Government’s Supporting Communities Fund to support small community-based groups deliver activities in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 24 June 2020

Derek Logie: Post-COVID rural Scotland needs a post-war style ‘blood transfusion’

Derek Logie details the needs of Scotland's rural locations in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 24 June 2020

Councils to share additional £257m to help tackle COVID-19

Councils across Scotland are to receive a share of £257.6 million of additional funding from the Scottish Government.

Published 24 June 2020

Construction sector guidance updated as work in ‘non essential’ sectors continues to build

Guidance for the construction industry has been updated following the move into Phase 2 of Scotland’s route map out of lockdown and the next phase of the industry's restart plan.

Published 24 June 2020

Scottish Renewables energy research shows green COVID-19 recovery jobs and investment boost

New figures released today by Scottish Renewables show the economic boost available if the government uses renewable energy to pursue a green recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 24 June 2020

Routine testing extended for health and social care staff

The Scottish Government has announced that staff who work in specialist cancer services, or provide long-term care for the elderly, as well as staff working in residential mental health, will be offered weekly coronavirus testing from July 8.

Published 24 June 2020

Aberdeenshire Council highlights support available for domestic violence victims

Aberdeenshire Council has emphasised that the support available to victims of domestic abuse continues to be available throughout the pandemic.

Published 24 June 2020