Factsheet for case CZ-2020-34/975 – measures in Czechia
|Country||Czechia , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 20 August 2020 – 30 September 2020|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Promoting the economic, labour market and social recovery
– Support for spending, stimulus packages
|Author||Soňa Veverková (Research Institute for Labour and Social Affairs) and Eurofound|
|Case created||13 July 2020 (updated 27 October 2020)|
The COVID Spa programme, announced 20 August 2020, supported Czech spas, which had been badly damaged by the anti COVID-19 measures and the sharp decline in tourism sector (with the loss of 180,000–200,000 clients per year in Czech spas).
Thus the Government of the Czech Republic delivered CZK 1,000,000,000 (€37,481,260 approx.) in the form of vouchers worth CZK 4,000 (€150) per person (250,000 vouchers are available in total).
The call was opened 24 August 2020 with the deadline of 30 September 2020.
Eligible for the vouchers for accommodation in the spas were:
People, who were interested in getting voucher, were required to register online via special website . The website generated a unique code and the guest received a discount immediately.
As of 2 October 2020, 147,000 vouchers have been downloaded, from which approximately 25% have been used by tourists. [Ministry of Regional Development of the Czech Republic] (http://www.mmr.cz) has spent about CZK 1,800,000 (€66,593 approx.) on this programme.
|Does not apply to workers||
Sector specific set of companies
||Applies to all citizens|
Company / Companies
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Form||Consultation through tripartite or bipartite social dialogue bodies||Consultation through tripartite or bipartite social dialogue bodies|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
Social partners, which are members of the tripartite body (Council of economic and social agreement, Rada hospodářské a sociální dohody, RHSD) were informed and consulted in both formal (requested by institutional settings) and informal ways. They are not involved in the management of policy measures.
|Economic area||Sector (NACE level 2)|
|I - Accommodation And Food Service Activities||I55 Accommodation|
|Q - Human Health And Social Work Activities||Q86 Human health activities|
This case is not occupation-specific.
Eurofound (2020), COVID Spa: vouchers for spa treatments to support the tourism industry, case CZ-2020-34/975 (measures in Czechia), COVID-19 EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, http://eurofound.link/covid19eupolicywatch
Disclaimer: This information has not been subject to the full Eurofound evaluation, editorial and publication process. All information is preliminary and subject to change.