CRSS - Additional seasonal support for businesses closed through December

Dec 07, 2020

Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe TD, announced the provision of additional seasonal support through the Covid Restrictions Support Scheme (“CRSS”) for qualifying businesses that are closed over Christmas, due to the extension of public health restrictions. The additional support will provide for a double payment of the weekly CRSS support for a three-week period, subject to the maximum payment limit of €5,000 a week.

The additional support was announced by the Minister in recognition of the financial impact that closure over the Christmas period will have for many businesses. The additional support will be payable for the weeks commencing 21 December, 28 December and 4 January. Businesses who qualify for the additional support double payment, will also qualify for the ‘restart week’ payment announced in late November.

Minister Donohoe noted that additional seasonal support through the CRSS will be provided for qualifying businesses closed due to the extension of public health restrictions over the Christmas period.

For more information see the Department of Finance press release. Further information on the additional seasonal support and the restart week payment can be found in the Revenue press release.