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Useful Information April 2020

Useful information for third sector adult learning organisation in relation to the Coronavirus and its impact in Scotland.


Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill

The emergency Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill was published on Tuesday 31 March.  Subject to the Parliament’s approval, it is expected that the Bill is likely to come into force next week.

Details can be found here: Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill

If passed, today, Wednesday 1st April, the majority of measures will stand for six months.  They may be extended for two further periods of six months, giving a maximum duration of 18 months. 

Change to PVG applications

Volunteer Scotland have been working closely with the Disclosure Scotland team on our response to coronavirus (COVID-19). As a result, we’re making a change to how we process your PVG applications. For more information follow this link: PVG applications


SCVO’s Policy Network will be hosting a series of webinars with a range of speakers. These webinars include the following:

  • Coronavirus and universal basic income – Tuesday 7th April, 13:00-13:45pm (Register here)
  • The Scottish Lobbying Register – Thursday 9th April, 13:00-13:45pm (Register here)

Supporting Volunteers

Volunteer Scotland are running a ‘Supporting volunteers’ live webinar. This free online webinar will be delivered by the Volunteer Practice team, and is for anyone supporting volunteers. They will share good practice and key learning from practitioners.

The webinars last 2 hours and will be delivered online via zoom. Various dates and times available, click the button below to find out more and book your spot: Book Here

Support for Third Sector Adult Learning

Support is available from:


Learning Link Scotland

Learning Link Scotland are conducting a survey to find out what the experiences are so far for third sector adult learning organisations, you can find the survey here: Impact of Coronavirus on Adult Learning  


The STUC has launched a new survey to gather information about what is happening to different types of workers/workplaces at the moment. Here is the link, STUC Survey




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