Factsheet for case LV-2020-52/1721 – measures in Latvia
|Country||Latvia , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 22 December 2020 – 28 February 2021|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Measures to prevent social hardship
– Provision of services in kind (e.g. food vouchers)
|Author||Kriss Karnitis (EPC) and Eurofound|
|Case created||17 January 2021 (updated 20 January 2021)|
According to the Ministry of Health, the majority or 38% become infected with COVID-19 from family members. Therefore, in order to limit the spread of COVID-19 virus and reduce the risk of infection in households, while providing a wide range of people with opportunities for self-isolation that do not pose a risk to others, the Government approved support for self-isolation in tourist accommodation. It is considered that the measure will support local tourism accommodation companies as well.
For COVID-19 patients with mild symptoms of the disease, as well as COVID-19 patients after treatment who still have symptoms, the state will cover 80% of the total accommodation costs in tourist accommodation in Latvia, while the person will have a co-payment of 20% to cover. The maximum daily support is €35. Catering is not included. The length of the reimbursable accommodation period is 14 days.
For people who have returned to Latvia from abroad in accordance with the repatriation procedure established by the state, the state will cover 100% of the total amount of accommodation and catering services, but not more than €45 per day. A total of €2,173,500 is allocated from the state budget for the measure.
No information on usage available yet.
|Does not apply to workers||Does not apply to businesses||
The COVID-19 risk group
Company / Companies
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Role||No involvement||No involvement|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
No specific views to report.
Eurofound (2021), Support for self-isolation in tourist accommodation, case LV-2020-52/1721 (measures in Latvia), 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.