Business Gateway Service – Responsive and reactive to the challenges facing businesses during the Coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak

Statement from Business Gateway on its approach to business support.

The Business Gateway service across Scotland is being responsive and reactive to the needs and challenges Scottish businesses face due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19. Where possible, we are putting in place actions to allow us to deliver a virtual advisory and workshop service. In the meantime our advisers can offer free support with a wide range of business matters including continuity planning, managing cashflow and dealing with suppliers. We also have a number of online resources already available in the way of a business continuity webinar, guides on working from home and links to other resources and news.

We will continue to adapt and develop our support programme as this situation continues. In the meantime have a look at our website and speak to your local Business Gateway office for further support.

Local Workshop Attendance Policy

  • We ask that if you are planning on attending one of our local workshops that you only do so if you have not shown any of the known Coronavirus symptoms in the last 14 days.
  • Plus if you have travelled to any of the countries listed as category 1 in the last 14 days that you contact your local Business Gateway office prior to attending.
  • When attending avoid close contact and refrain from handshaking at all times.
  • If you display any of the Coronavirus symptoms within 14 days of attending a workshop then please contact your local Business Gateway office to let them know.
  • Finally please inform your local office if you wish to cancel your attendance at any point either by phone or email.

It is our duty of care to keep our staff and clients safe during the Coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak and we appreciate your cooperation.