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COVID-19: latest update on how our services are affected and the support available

COVID-19: latest update on how our services are affected and the support available

Eligibility - Level 4

Business Temporary Closure Fund (Level 4)

Non-essential retail - exemptions

Under the Scottish Government criteria, the following types of businesses are not eligible to apply for a grant from the Business Temporary Closure Fund (Level 4):

  • 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 list
  • car parks
  • public toilets
  • livestock markets or auctions
  • garden centres, plant nurseries, outdoor markets
  • outdoor car lots

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