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Coronavirus Update: 27 April

We are wishing all the best to the many businesses that reopened this week and hoping for a great summer season to help you get back on track. In this blog we are sharing some of the latest guidance to support you to do so safely, some further information on the SEISS and a few other opportunities and updates.

Level 3 Changes to COVID-19 Restrictions: Monday marked a significant easing of restrictions for many businesses, including non-essential retail, hospitality venues, indoor attractions and close contact services. Some updated guidance for the latter has been published, including a downloadable checklist. There’s also a self-assessment tool here that can be used by all businesses to assess the effectiveness of current safety measures.

The Scottish Government has made reopening assets available, such as leaflets and posters, to help workplaces communicate safety advice, which you can find using this dropbox link. You can also find a ‘Ventilation Advice for Everyone at Work’ sheet here.

SEISS Information: This helpful article details some of the ways the 4th instalment differs from previous ones and who is likely to be entitled to claim. Take a look here.

Please also be aware of a scam targeting the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme. It requests personal info, such as from a passport or driving licence, to obtain an ‘SEISS tax refund’. This is a scam – delete the message. For how to spot scams click here.

The Curve: Charities, community groups and social enterprises can now sign up to The Curve 2021 - a series of digital skills workshops on data, security, search optimisation and more from the Third Sector Lab. Find out more here.

Care and Wellbeing CIC Opportunity: The Care and Wellbeing CIC is seeking to appoint four new Directors to build the capacity and resources of the Board. Successful candidates will work alongside the existing Chair and Directors to play a key role in the continuing success and development of this inventive social enterprise and its innovative approach to care and wellbeing in rural Perth and Kinross. Closing date: 10th May 2021. Find out more here.

GrowBiz Services Survey for the Cairngorms: If you're based in the Cairngorms and have engaged with GrowBiz either at any of the Creative Peer Support Sessions, with 1:1 support or any other events, we'd really value your thoughts via this survey.

We've come to the end of the first six month programme supporting the creative sector, in association with the CNPA Green Recovery Fund, and are very much hoping to be able to extend this work and hearing your experiences will help us shape the next stage.

The survey is open until 2 May and is on this link.

Shop Manager Opportunity: Birnam Arts are Hiring a new Shop Manager to join their team. The main purpose of this position is to manage and improve profitability of the Birnam Arts Gift Shop and oversee the daily running of the Beatrix Potter Exhibition. You can read more about the position here. The closing date is 5pm on Monday 3rd May 2021.

CAYAG Job Vacancy: Coupar Angus Youth Activities Group (CAYAG), a Scottish Charity which aims to promote social and developmental opportunities for young people, is seeking a Development Officer to take forward the repair and renovation of the CAYAG owned premises, the Y Hall. Apply in writing, including a CV to Closing date 7th May 2021. This post is supported by the Gannochy Trust and the Lethendy Trust.

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