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Factsheet for measure CZ-2022-15/2218 – measures in Czechia

Subsidy for sectors most damaged by COVID-19 measures

COVID 2022 – Sektorová podpora

Country Czechia , applies nationwide
Time period Temporary, 05 April 2022 – 12 May 2022
Context COVID-19
Type Legislations or other statutory regulations
Category Supporting businesses to stay afloat
– Direct subsidies (full or partial) or damage compensation
Author Soňa Veverková (Research Institute for Labour and Social Affairs) and Eurofound
Measure added 09 May 2022 (updated 20 June 2022)

Background information

COVID 2022 – Sector support is a support programme for businesses in sectors most damaged by antiepidemic measures. This programme, run by the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic is targeted to tourism, catering and accommodation services, sports, cultural events and congresses, Christmas markets, and bus tour operators.

Content of measure

Eligible for the supports are those businesses in the above mentioned sectors, whose turnover in the decisive period decreased by at least 50% compared to the same period in 2019 (2018).

The decisive period for event organizers is from 1 November 2021 to 28 February 2022. For other eligible sectors, the decisive period is from 1 November to 31 December 2021. Eligible applicants are provided with support in the amount of 50% of uncovered costs.

The maximum possible amount of support per applicant is CZK 1,500,000 (€60,815 approx.) The total allocation of the call is CZK 1,750,000,000 (€70,950,740 approx.).

The support can't be combined with other active support programmes, except of Compensation bonus for self-employed and certain shareholders.

Use of measure

No information available yet.

Target groups

Workers Businesses Citizens
Does not apply to workers Sector specific set of companies
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 Direct consultation outside a formal body

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

  • Only employers' organisations
  • Main level of involvement: Sectoral or branch level


Social partners were involved in designing phase.

Views and reactions

In general supportive, we don't have any detailed information.

Sectors and occupations

    • Economic area Sector (NACE level 2)
      I - Accommodation And Food Service Activities I55 Accommodation
      I56 Food and beverage service activities
      N - Administrative And Support Service Activities N79 Travel agency, tour operator and other reservation service and related activities
      R - Arts, Entertainment And Recreation R90 Creative, arts and entertainment activities
      R93 Sports activities and amusement and recreation activities

This case is not occupation-specific.


  • 30 March 2022: COVID 2022 Sector support call/Výzva COVID 2022 Sektorová podpora (
  • 30 March 2022: COVID 2022 Sector support press release/Tisková zpráva COVID 2022 Sektorová podpora (


Eurofound (2022), Subsidy for sectors most damaged by COVID-19 measures, measure CZ-2022-15/2218 (measures in Czechia), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin,


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