Coronavirus (COVID-19) Support and Information

The global crisis created by the rapid spread of Covid-19 continues to create unprecedented challenges for businesses across Glasgow and beyond. Throughout this situation, we remain committed to supporting our members and the wider tourism industry and will regularly update this page with useful links and resources.

Scottish Government Business Helpline

The helpline provides advice and guidance on COVID-19 to companies across Scotland. Open Monday to Friday, between 8.30am to 5.30pm on 0300 303 0660.

Funding and Grants 

A number of support mechanisms have been put in place to mitigate the impact of Covid-19 on business and SMEs. 

VisitScotland has put together a very useful table of available funding sources for your business. Advice and updates are included for the following schemes:

  • Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
  • VAT reduction
  • Diageo 'Raising the Bar'
  • B&B hardship fund
  • Eat Out to Help Out Scheme
  • Bounce Back Loan Scheme
  • New hardship fund for SME's and the newly self-employed
  • Self-employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS)
  • Business Support Fund
  • Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS)
  • Business rates relief
  • Pivotal Enterprise Resilience Fund
  • VAT deferral
  • Income tax deferral
  • HMRC Time to Pay
  • Statutory Sick Pay (SSP)
  • Covid Corporate Financing Facility
  • Wellbeing scheme
  • Insurance

The table includes links to relevant websites, an overview of what's covered and how to access the support. As it becomes available, this page will be updated with the latest financial advice to support tourism and events businesses.