SPF COVID-19 Information and Resource Guide
As all of our members and key stakeholders are, we are adjusting the way we work in accordance with government guidance, to ensure that we continue to represent members effectively and deliver a first-rate service to all during the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic.
We have already seen many excellent examples of property businesses acting to support their customers and communities through these unprecedented times. We encourage our members to let us know of any concerns that your business has, or actions it is taking, in respect of COVID-19.
Support to Members
In a rapidly evolving political and policy environment, we are continuing to work with our members to understand your issues, represent your concerns to government and in the media to do what we can to support you.
We have joined a coronavirus task force, set up by the BPF, to address the pandemic across the UK. We are also using our member network to identify and address the wide range of issues impacting on all parts of the sector.
The BPF are issuing a new weekly coronavirus newsletter to members alongside our normal weekly update. You can sign up here.
Please do let us know if there are issues relating to COVID-19 or otherwise that we should be addressing, or any other ways we can support you. Contact details for SPF staff are available here.
Support for Business
Packages of support for business have been announced by the UK and Scottish governments. We provide some details below, but information and advice from government can change quickly.
For all the latest Government information, please visit the UK Government website, the Scottish Government website, the Welsh Government website or the Northern Irish Government website, or access the latest BEIS newsletter for business here.
Guidance and Resources
Phase 3: business and physical distancing guidance here
Returning to work safely here
Non-domestic rates: legislation here
Support for businesses here
Construction sector guidance here
European Structural and Investment Funds here
Guidance for businesses on offering support here
Manufacturing sector guidance here
Guidance for homeworking here
Test and Protect: multi-sector guidance on collection of customer and visitor contact details here
Guidance for private landlords and letting agents here
Guidance on moving home here
Guidance for social landlords here
Cleaning and hygiene advice for multi-storeys and high-density flats here
Second homes guidance here
Guidance on college, university and purpose built student accommodation here
Commercial: retail, hospitality and tourism and events
Code of Practice for the commercial property sector - UK Government here
Retail sector guidance here
Guidance for retail, tourism and hospitality customers here
Tourism and hospitality sector guidance here
Guidance for museums, galleries and heritage attractions here
Events sector guidance here
Planning and Building Services
Collection of Chief Planner letters here
Guidance on safer public spaces - urban centres and green spaces here
Building standards certification of design - letter from the Minister for Local Government, Housing and Planning here
Building standards building warrants - letter from the Minister for Local Government, Housing and Planning here
Guidance on the verification of building work here
Further progress on Registers of Scotland digital services here
Report of the Advisory Group on Economic Recovery here
Scale of economic challenge highlighted here
Advisory Group on Economic Recovery: weekly update (weeks 4 to 8) here
Scottish Parliament: COVID-19 – impact on Scotland’s businesses, workers and the economy here
Scottish Parliament: Call for comment on budget 2021/22 here
Summer Budget Revision 2020 to 2021 here
General COVID-19 guidance
Scotland’s route map through and out of the crisis here
Updated route map - what you can and cannot do here
NHS Scotland advice centre here
Health Protection Scotland latest information and advice for professionals and organisations here
Coronavirus in Scotland here
For UK-wide industry information and the UK Government's response to COVID-19, please visit the BPF's