Most recent updates to CRSS guidelines

Jan 11, 2021

The Covid Restrictions Support Scheme (CRSS) guidelines have been updated to provide information on the nationwide restrictions which came into operation from Thursday 24 December 2020 and 31 December 2020.

The following sections of the CRSS guidelines have been updated.

CRSS updates

Section 6.4. Double Week for Christmas and New year period

Where a business who meets the qualifying criteria for CRSS is subject to restrictions from Thursday 31 December, such as non-essential retail, gyms, leisure centres and swimming pools, they can make a claim for an ACTE beginning with the week commencing 28 December. The business will receive a double payment (subject to the weekly cap of €5,000) in respect of a claim for the weeks commencing 28 December and 4 January.

Section 8. Changing levels of Covid restrictions

This section now includes an update on the nationwide restrictions that came into operation on 24 December and 31 December.

Example 26 has also been updated.

Section 14. Appendix III - Public Health Restrictions

Details on further restrictions in operation from Thursday 31 December 2020 until 31 January 2020.

Section 15. Appendix IV Changing levels of Covid restrictions

This section now includes a list of FAQs on the changing levels of Covid restrictions.


The most recent additions/amendments to the CRSS guidelines are highlighted within the document in yellow. Further information on the CRSS for businesses impacted by public health restrictions which came into effect of 24 December is also available in the Revenue press release.