COVID-19: Food and Drink

COVID 19 - Food and Drink Business Support


Scottish Government

A new system of local protection levels have been introduced.

From Friday 13 November, Angus will move to Tier 3.

Find out what this means for residents and businesses.

Food Standards Scotland

See the latest COVID-19 guidance from Food Standards Scotland for food business operators and their employees.

Scotland Food and Drink

The Scotland Food & Drink Covid-19 Information Hub can help food & drink businesses navigate all the information on Coronavirus – from government financial support, to social distancing guidance in food businesses, to workforce recruitment tools.

Food and Drink Scotland is supporting businesses throughout this pandemic. Yourfoodjob.com offers food and drink business free adverts for hourly paid vacancies. They are providing a free of charge platform for companies with labour force issues to find the staff they so urgently need. Email or call 01625 502947 for more information and to get set up.

Sea Fisheries Intervention Fund

Sea Fisheries Intervention Fund has been set up to provide emergency hardship support for fishing vessels 12m and under in length.

Invest in Angus

Sign up to the food and drink enewsletter where you will get information on industry news, events, opportunities and data and insights.

VAT Reduction

VAT registered businesses can apply a temporary 5% reduced rate of VAT to certain supplies relating to hospitality, hotel and holiday accommodation and admissions to certain attractions. The temporarily reduced rate will apply to supplies that are made between 15 July 2020 and 12 January 2021.

Find out more about the VAT reduction.

Health and Safety Executive 

HSE has published a guide to working safely during the coronavirus. The guidance covers:

  1. Risk assessment
  2. Talking to workers and provide information
  3. Working from home
  4. Making your workplace ‘COVID secure’
  5. Protecting vulnerable workers
  6. Cleaning, hygiene and hand sanitiser
  7. Where to get further help