Coronavirus guidance - SNIPEF

Coronavirus guidance

Below you will find the latest updates from SNIPEF about coronavirus and other helpful advice and information about dealing with the pandemic.

SNIPEF daily news updates

This page will keep you informed with daily updates on the COVID-19 pandemic from key sources all in one place. Read more

Community and Third Sector Recovery Programme

This programme aims to support organisational change. Third sector organisations need to adapt to the challenges presented by COVID-19 so they can continue to have a positive impact in their communities. The fund will continue to accept applications into July 2021. Check their website for updates on the final closing date.

Click here for more info.

Rural Enterprise Directory Scotland

The Rural Enterprise Directory Scotland (REDS) promotes businesses, social enterprises and the self-employed in Scotland’s rural and island economies. REDS aims to make every small rural and island business visible and to stimulate community, collaboration and trade with the huge variety of Scottish rural micro-enterprises.

Click here to learn more.

Drop-in surgery for business support

GrowBiz offers free impartial advice to help you start or grow your business. The weekly drop-in surgery provides one-to-one appointments with one of the knowledgeable and experienced GrowBiz team. They can help with any business issue, however small, brief or specific.

Click here for more information.


SNIPEF Employment Guide

This guide is updated regularly with the latest information and guidance. In this guide you will find information on:

  • Government and construction industry guidelines during the pandemic
  • Duty of care
  • Safeguarding your business and your employees
  • Employee self-isolation and pay
  • Employee’s personal choice to self-isolate
  • Shielding
  • The Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme
  • Making a claim for Statutory Sick Pay through the Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Scheme
  • Sickness absence
  • Disruption to employee’s care arrangements
  • Consulting with employees: furlough leave with a 20% reduction in wages
  • The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
  • Details of the scheme
  • Making a current claim for employees’ wages through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
  • Training and payment of wages during furlough leave and paying 80% of wages
  • Payment of holidays during furlough leave
  • Employee wishing to take holidays during furlough leave
  • Where holidays have been unable to be taken because of the pandemic
  • SNIJIB national working rule 9: temporary lay– off
  • Redundancy
  • Preparation for your workforce resuming work
  • Further information

Read latest issue (Issue 20, 13 January 2021)

Furlough guidance

Government support

Contractual, cashflow and payment guidance

Restart and return to work

Other updates and useful information

Official sources of information

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