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Factsheet for measure CZ-2020-37/1260 – Updated – measures in Czechia
|Country||Czechia , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 07 September 2020 – 30 October 2020|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Supporting businesses to stay afloat
– Direct subsidies (full or partial)
|Author||Soňa Veverková (Research Institute for Labour and Social Affairs) and Eurofound|
|Measure added||07 October 2020 (updated 12 August 2021)|
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).
The recipient of this subsidy must not:
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 .
As of 6 October 2020, 2,959 applications were submitted.
|Does not apply to workers||
Sector specific set of companies
||Does not apply to citizens|
Company / Companies
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|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:
The programme has been consulted with the Czech Association of Hotels and Restaurants, Asociace hotelů a restaurací České republiky .
|Economic area||Sector (NACE level 2)|
|I - Accommodation And Food Service Activities||I55 Accommodation|
This case is not occupation-specific.
Eurofound (2020), COVID-Accommodation services subsidies, measure CZ-2020-37/1260 (measures in Czechia), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/CZ-2020-37_1260.html
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