COVID-19 Information Hub

COVID-19 Information Hub

Welcome to the Scottish Rural Network COVID-19 Information Hub. This hub has been set up in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and will be updated regularly with the latest official guidance, helpful resources, funding support and news relevant to Scotland's rural communities.

If you are looking for more advice relating to agriculture and farming then please visit the COVID-19 page on

If you cannot find the answer you are looking for in the information below, then please get in touch with us via our online contact form.

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Coronavirus guidance from Scottish Government

Scotland  is in Level 0. Find out what restrictions still apply.

Some businesses that provide vital public services can now apply for staff working in critical roles to be exempt from self-isolating, in limited circumstances which allow vital services to continue. Exemptions will only apply to staff who have agreed to return to work, following a risk assessment of their personal circumstances. Please read Coronavirus (COVID-19): Test and Protect - ( for further information on eligibility and the application process.

The same social distancing and health & safety guidelines apply to rural Scotland as they do in more built-up areas. To protect yourself and others, you must:

  • wear a face covering
  • avoid crowded places
  • clean hands and surfaces regularly
  • stay 2m away from other people
  • self-isolate and book a test if you have COVID-19 symptoms (new continuous cough, fever or loss of, or change in, sense of smell or taste)

Rural Sector Guidance

Other Sector Guidance

Community Support & Funding 

Business Support & Funding

For information on business support funding available through the Scottish Government, you can visit the website. The main funding streams available include the below;

Funding and support available through the UK Government;

Other funding and support available;

Food & Drink Support

Support and Information for Young People

Volunteering & Employment Opportunities

Third Sector Funding & Information

Wellbeing & Mental Health Support

Other useful links