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Coronavirus (COVID-19): strategic framework business fund - information for local authorities

Information on administering grants for local authorities responsible for delivering funding to eligible businesses. These grants form a new package of support to help businesses closed or impacted by coronavirus protective measures.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): strategic framework business fund - information for local authorities
Eligible businesses

Eligible businesses

Table 1, below, provides further clarification on those businesses which may be eligible for grant support, as set out in the schedules of The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions and Requirements) (Local Levels) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 which contains the measures which apply for each level. 

Businesses/premises required to close and eligible for a temporary closure grant

 

Any business not specifically mentioned is ineligible

Businesses/premises required to close and eligible for a Temporary Closure grant

Businesses eligible for a Business Restrictions grant
grants

Level 0

  • Nightclubs - A nightclub is an entertainment premises that is open until at least 2 am at the weekend, and the main or routine operation of the premises is after 7 pm,  and where the majority of the premises are given over to permanent dance floor facilities. It must also:
    • have a permanent DJ Performance Area/Booth;
    • be licensed for Recorded Music, Dance Facilities & Live Performance (at Q5 Activities Matrix within the Premises Licence Operating Plan); and
    • the premises Licence Operating Plan at 5(g) must confirm it trades Post 01.00am with music exceeding 85 DB and more patrons likely to be standing than seated.
  • Theatres, sports stadia, conference and exhibition centres, comedy clubs, concert halls and music venues subject to a specific cap on  the number of people who can attend an event.

Level 1

  • Theatres, sports stadia, conference and exhibition centres, comedy clubs, concert halls and music venues subject to a specific cap on  the number of people who can attend an event.
  • All hospitality subjected to time restrictions on their operations (i.e. no admittance after 21:30. Closure – 22:30) by law - includes restaurants, pubs, bars, licenced sports  and social clubs and licensed premises. -  but excluding takeaways

Level 2

  • Hospitality: Pubs that do not serve food and do not have outdoor seating
  • Mobile close contact services.  Specifically  beauty and nail services (including make-up services), hair removal services, tattoo, piercing and body modification services, fashion design, dress-fitting and tailoring services, indoor portrait photography and art services, massage therapies, complementary and alternative medicine services requiring physical contact or close physical proximity between persons, but not osteopathy and chiropractic services, spa and wellness services.
  • Leisure and entertainment: soft play, funfairs, indoor bowling, theatres, comedy clubs, sports stadiums,  conference or exhibition centres, snooker/pool halls, music venues, casinos, nightclubs.
  • Hotels and other licensed accommodation – No alcohol after 20:00. Meals until 22:00. Alcohol allowed in rooms All
  • Specified hospitality (subjected to restrictions:  No admittance after 19:00 ; Closure - 20:00. Alcohol only allowed with meal indoors. Outdoors: No admittance after 21:30. Closure 22:30.
  • Alcohol without a meal allowed. incudes restaurants, licenced cafes, pubs, bars, licenced sports  and social clubs and licensed premises.

 

Level 3

  • pubs that do not serve food and do not have outdoor seating
  • mobile close contact services
  • cinemas, arcades, soft play, funfairs, indoor bowling, theatres, snooker/pool halls, comedy clubs, sports stadiums,  conference or exhibition centres, music venues, casinos, bingo halls, nightclubs
  • restaurants, licenced cafes, pubs, bars, licenced social and sports clubs (No alcohol at any premise. Indoor and outdoor: no admittance after 17:00. Closure 18:00.)
  • hotels and other licensed accommodation –  no alcohol after 18:00. Meals until 22:00. Alcohol allowed in rooms.
  • sports and other facilities no longer able to provide group exercise, includes dance studios, exercise class/yoga studios.

Level 4

Accommodation

Hotels, B&Bs, self-catering, caravan and camp sites

Hospitality

Restaurants, cafes, pubs, bars, social clubs

Retail

Non-essential retail (which specifically excludes food retailers, including food markets, supermarkets, convenience stores and corner shops; off licenses and licensed shops selling alcohol (including breweries); pharmacies (including non-dispensing pharmacies) and chemists; newsagents; homeware, building supplies and hardware stores; petrol stations, car repair and MOT services, bicycle shops, taxi or vehicle hire businesses, banks, building societies, credit unions, short-term loan providers, savings clubs, cash points and undertakings which by way of business operate a currency exchange office, transmit money (or any representation of money) by any means or cash cheques which are made payable to customers; post offices; funeral directors; laundrettes and dry cleaners; dental services, opticians, audiology services, chiropody services, chiropractors, osteopaths and other medical or health services, including services relating to mental health; veterinary surgeons and pet shops; agricultural supplies shops and agricultural markets; storage and distribution facilities, including delivery drop off or collection points, where the facilities are in the premises of a business included in this sub-paragraph; )car parks; public toilets, livestock markets or auctions; garden centres, plant nurseries, outdoor markets, and outdoor car lots)

Close contact services

Hairdressers, barbers, beauticians, tailors

Sports and exercise

Indoor gyms, swimming pools, dance studios, exercise class/yoga studios.

Leisure and entertainment

Cinemas, arcades, Soft play, funfairs, indoor bowling, theatres, comedy clubs,  sports stadiums,  conference or exhibition centres, snooker/pool halls, music venues, casinos, bingo halls, nightclubs.

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