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Corona Virus

Coronavirus Support Hub

SBF members can find further detailed information in relation to the coronavirus crisis including template documents, procedures, letters, posters and updates through the SBF Members Area which can be accessed here: SBF Members Area Log In 


Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS)

Claim for wages through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme - the application portal for submitting claims for grants for furloughed workers is now live. 

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Calculator allows employers to check figures before submitting a formal application through the CJRS claims portal.

Step by Step Guide to Claiming for your employees’ wages through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme provides a step-by-step guide to help Employers make a claim to the JCRS. 

Work out 80% of your employees' wages to claim through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme guidance from HMRC on how to calculate 80% of your employee’s wages, National Insurance Contributions and pension contributions for furloughed staff. 

Check if you can claim for your employees' wages through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme guidance from HMRC on the operation of the CJRS.

Holiday entitlement and pay during furlough leave provides details of options in relation to the management of holidays during the coronavirus crisis.


Business Advice and Financial Support Coronavirus advice for businesses in Scotland.

Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum is a collective of trade and professional bodies including SBF.  

Coronavirus Business Support Grants (via local authorities) apply for a one-off £10,000 grant if you already benefit from Small Business Bonus Scheme Relief or Rural Rates Relief

Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) details from the British Business Bank on how to access funding through the CBILS.

Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CLBILS) details from the British Business Bank on how to access funding through CLBILS for companies with a turnover from £45 million to £250 million.

Bounce Back Loan Scheme details from the British Business Bank on how to access funding between £2,000 and £50,000 in quick and easy to access terms loans with the government providing a 100% guarantee to lenders.

Scottish Enterprise Business Continuity Advice provides guidance on how to manage the impact of coronavirus on your business. 

Coronavirus Self Employed Income Support Scheme guidance from HMRC on grant funding available for the self employed and partnership members.

Newly Self Emloyed Hardship Fund details of the Scottish Government's support for tjose that became self employed after 6 April 2019.

Loan Fund for SME Housebuilders providers details of the Scottish Government's loan fund to support support small to medium sized housebuilders with liquidity issues.

Coronavirus: Information for individuals and businesses in Scotland guidance from the Secretary of State for Scotland.

HMRC Late Payment Support if you cannot pay your tax bill on time.

Business Gateway Coronavirus Business Support Across Scotland provides free business resources and links to funding information.


Government Guidance for Construction

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Construction Sector Guidance details from the Scottish Government on construction sites and associated works that can continue under specific conditions.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): business and social distancing guidance  details from the Scottish Government on social distancing measures for businesses in Scotland.

Working safely during COVID-19 in construction and other outdoor work guidance from the UK government on the safe operation of construction sites.

Scottish Government Coronavirus Framework for Decision Making sets out the challenges Scotland faces and outlines the approach and principles that will guide COVID-19 related decision making in Scotland.  


Training and Skills

Construction Scotland Innovation Centre i-Con Online Learning Platform provides a bank of online training and skills resources that can be undertaken remotely. 

CITB Coronavirus Communications Update provides details of the actions that CITB are taking in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

CSCS card applications information on the measures taken by CSCS.

Free online training courses provides a variety of free online training courses for furloughed workers through My World of Work.

Free one-to-one career advice from Skills Development Scotland's My World of Work on 0800 917 8000.

Skills Development Scotland Coronavirus advice and FAQ's.  


Health, Safety and Wellbeing 

NHS Inform latest guidance about COVID-19 from NHS Scotland and the Scottish Government, including social distancing and stay at home advice.

NHS 24 can be contacted in Scotland by dialling 111. 

Health Protection Scotland has published a collection of resources which give information and advice on coronavirus. 

Coronavirus getting tested in Scotland guidance on COVID-19 testig, including who is eligible for a test, how to get tested and the different types of test available. 

Health and Safety Executive latest information and advice in relation to coronavirus.  

Disability Information Scotland provides details of coronavirus support and includes a helpline which can be contacted on 0300 323 9961. 

RCOG Coronavirus infection and pregnancy information for pregnant women and their families. 

Fit for Travel provides health related travel guidance from the Health Protection Scotland. 

Coronavirus in Scotland from details the latest Scottish COVID-19 test figures. 

World Health Organization coronavirus disease information.  


Mental Health

Mates in Mind is registered UK charity raising awareness, addressing the stigma of poor mental health and promoting positive mental wellbeing across workplaces.

B&CE Charitable Trust – Construction Worker Helpline can be contacted between 8am-8pm, 7 days a week on freephone 0808 801 0372.

SAMH provide a coronavirus mental health information hub.  

Clear your head provides useful details of things you can do to help clear your head.  

Samaritans provide support for those worried about their mental health and can be contacted 24/7 on 116 123. 

Breathing Space a confidential phoneline for anyone in Scotland over the age of 16, feeling low, anxious or depressed, contact 0800 83 85 87.



PACE Redundancy Support offers free guidance on redundancy for businesses in Scotland.

ACAS Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice for employers and employees provides advice on furlough and includes a template furlough agreement.

CIPD Responding to the Coronavirus provides guides, factsheets, podcasts, blogs, webinars and FAQ's. 



Ready Scotland individuals can register to support local charities in their community or join the British Red Cross to support public services such as the NHS and local authorities. 

NHS Scotland Supply Offers Portal offer PPE that meets NHS standards to the NHS and carers.

Offers to help with Coronovirus businesses and organisations can offer help in response to coronavirus.

Coronavirus guidance from businesses on offering support details from the Scotish Government on a single point for contact to help prioritise offers of support from businesses.