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From Tuesday 5 January, Fife, along with the rest of mainland Scotland, will move from Level 4 of the Scottish Government's Covid 19 protection levels to a temporary lockdown.

From Tuesday 5 January, mainland Scotland will move from Level 4 to a temporary Lockdown, with new guidance to stay at home except for essential purposes. Some islands will remain at Level 3.

We know that many businesses are struggling during this extremely challenging period. A number of measures are now in place to help:

As the situation changes, more information will be posted here for businesses as it becomes available.

Financial support for businesses


Visit FindBusinessSupport for more information on the various funding sources available to support businesses during Coronavirus, including:

  • HMRC coronavirus job retention scheme
  • Help for those who are self-employed (including anyone newly self-employed)
  • Industry specific funding (e.g. Creative, tourism, hospitality, construction etc.)
  • Coronavirus business interruption loan scheme (CBILS)

For advice specific to Fife about business rates support and supplier relief assistance for contracted Fife Council suppliers, click on the tabs below.

From Friday 13 November The Scottish Goverment's Coronavirus (COVID-19): Strategic Framework Business Fund will be available businesses in Fife. If your business is required to close by law or to significantly change its operations due to COVID-19 restrictions from 2 November 2020, you may be eligible to apply for grant funding. More information will be available from Business Gateway Fife shortly www.businessgatewayfife.com

General support for businesses

For more general support available to help manage the impact of coronavirus on your business visit FindBusinessSupport

For details of the Scottish Government's business helpline, Business Gateway Fife and the job matching service launched in relation to Covid-19 for the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region, click on the tabs below.

Taxi/ Private Hire Driver's Grant

The application for Taxi/Private Hire Drivers in Fife is available here. The guidance for making the application is below, then click the button to apply.

The criteria for this grant has changed. If you have already applied and have not heard from us or your application was rejected please do not apply again. We are reviewing all applications already received.

Advice for businesses

For more advice to help manage the impact of coronavirus on your business visit FindBusinessSupport

For advice specific to Fife about key workers, health and trading standards and licensing, click on the tabs below.

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