Corona Virus Update 21/05/2020

Information from Councillor Martin Earl

The attached information pack is updated to include the following information:

  • Advice on how to book a drive-through test for coronavirus.
  • The opening of the next UK Aid Direct funding round.
  • The UK Aid Small Charities Challenge Fund.
  • The opening of the Statutory Sick Pay refund scheme on 26 May.
  • The ability of student tenants to exit leases.
  • The opening of the housebuilding loan fund.
  • The closure of the hardship fund for creative, tourism and hospitality businesses not in receipt of business rates relief.
  • The closure of the ‘pivotal enterprise resilience fund’.
  • The increase of the maximum loan amount under the Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CLBILS) to £200 million, and the expected announcement of further details on 26 May.
  • The opening of the UK Government ‘future fund’.

I have also attached information of  a support service ‘Time & Space’ available from a Stirling based charity – Action in Mind. This is a fantastic local charity providing excellent support services.