Advice for businesses opening during COVID-19

Advice for businesses opening during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Update: Monday 4 January

On Monday 4 January, the First Minister announced that mainland Scotland moves from Level 4 to a temporary lockdown on Tuesday 5 January. We are currently reviewing all our services and will be updating this information as soon as we're able. 

This guide provides information to ensure businesses in Edinburgh comply with Scottish Government regulations and guidance as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

As we move out of lockdown, everyone has their part to play in stopping the spread of the coronavirus.

Which businesses can open

Businesses should follow Scottish Government guidance on which businesses can open to the public. Refer to the Scottish Government route map out of lockdown for advice.

Businesses should be aware that the easing of lockdown restrictions remains under constant review and is subject to the continued suppression of the coronavirus.

Support for restarting a business after lockdown

Download our checklist for restarting a business after lockdown 

Download our supporting businesses during COVID-19 newsletter

Retail sector guidance

Read the Scottish Government retail sector guidance

Scottish Government COVID-19 useful links

Scottish Government coronavirus homepage