Coronavirus (COVID-19): Constituency support – updated 29 May 2020

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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) are receiving a large number of enquiries relating to Coronavirus (COVID-19).  SPICe is still responding to enquiries through the usual enquiry process.

However, to aid MSPs in responding to their constituents, and for the use of anyone else who is interested, we are providing this blogpost.

The post contains links to trusted and official external sources of information relating to issues that constituents may be needing advice on. Please see our COVID-19 hub for a full list of subject specific SPICe blogs 

For ease of navigation, we have added headings to make it easier to find sources.  The information is broken down into the following sections:

SPICe will also keep our other publications in relation to Coronavirus (COVID-19) under review. Please sign-up to Spotlight and follow us on Twitter to keep up to date.

Key sources:

Business & Industry (including business support, employment, retail and utilities )

Business Support



Supermarkets – please find a list of supermarkets below with links to information on their approach to dealing with Coronavirus (COVID-19)


Please find a list of utility companies below with links to information on their approach to dealing with Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Culture, Tourism & Sport


Environment & Energy

Health & Social Care

Death certification and burial

Housing and Planning


Parliament & Government

People & Communities (including charities, third sector and volunteering)

Rural Affairs

Social Security

Transport & travel


Emma Robinson, SPICe Enquiries Manager