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Factsheet for case CZ-2020-37/1260 – measures in Czechia

COVID-Accommodation services subsidies

COVID-Ubytování

Country Czechia , applies nationwide
Time period Temporary, 07 September 2020 – 30 October 2020
Type Legislations or other statutory regulations
Category Supporting businesses to stay afloat
– Direct subsidies (full or partial)
Author Soňa Veverková (Research Institute for Labour and Social Affairs) and Eurofound
Case created 07 October 2020 (updated 09 October 2020)

Background information

COVID-Accommodation programme is designed to help providers of accommodation survive the difficult situation, following after most of the accommodation facilities were compulsorily closed as a result of government anti-pandemic measures. The final goal of the project is to maintain the scope and quality of the provided services. Among recipients of this state support are hotels and similar businesses providing accommodation, except of those which run under the Airbnb and similar platforms.

Providers of accommodation are supported by amount of CZK 100–330 (€3.7–12, based on the quality of accommodation - hotel, camps, hostels etc.) for every room and every night from 14 March 2020 to 24 May 2020 when these business had to be closed. The total amount of the programme is CZK 3,310,384,320 (€122,470,748).

Content of measure

The recipient of this subsidy must not:

  • be in bankruptcy, liquidation or insolvency for the last two years,
  • terminate his/her business for six months after receiving the subsidy.

The recipient has to run business in accommodation services according to the Act No. 455/1991, The Trade Licensing Act, as amended. The total amount of subsidy also depends on the fact whether the accommodation services are operating continuously or seasonally.

The subsidy is provided by the Ministry of Regional Development of the Czech Republic, Ministerstvo regionálního rozvoje České republiky and administrated by State Investment Support Fund, Státní fond podpory investic .

Use of measure

As of 6 October 2020, 2,959 applications were submitted.

Target groups

Workers Businesses Citizens
Does not apply to workers Applies to all businesses Does not apply to citizens

Actors and funding

Actors Funding
National government
Company / Companies
National funds

Social partners

Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:

Trade unions Employers' organisations
Role Consulted Consulted
Form Any other form of consultation, institutionalised (as stable working groups or committees) or informal Any other form of consultation, institutionalised (as stable working groups or committees) or informal

Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:

  • Social partners jointly
  • Main level of involvement: Peak or cross-sectoral level

Involvement

The programme has been consulted with the [Czech Association of Hotels and Restaurants, Asociace hotelů a restaurací České republiky] (http://www.ahrcr.cz).

Views and reactions

Supportive.

Sectors and occupations

    • Economic area Sector (NACE level 2)
      I - Accommodation And Food Service Activities I55 Accommodation

This case is not occupation-specific.

Sources

  • 07 September 2020: MMR: COVID-Accomodation call/MMR: COVID-Ubytování výzva (www.mmr.cz)

Citation

Eurofound (2020), COVID-Accommodation services subsidies, case CZ-2020-37/1260 (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.