Prolongation of regime A of the Antivirus programme and renewal of regime B

Published:
6. December 2021
Author:
  • Veronika Odrobinová
  • Martina Šumavská

On 29 November 2021, the Government of the Czech Republic approved extension of the Antivirus A regime and the renewal of Antivirus B. At the same time, the overall framework of the Antivirus programme was extended until 30 June 2022 – until this date, the government will be able to extend the eligibility periods for its individual schemes or set new ones.

Newly, the government also has the option of suspending provision of contributions for an interim period until funds are secured for the implementation of the Antivirus programme (in case they are exhausted). A new deadline of 28 February 2022 has also been set for the conclusion of the Antivirus contribution agreement between the Czech Labour Office and the employer.

Regime A of the Antivirus Programme

  • This regime is primarily intended for reimbursement of wage paid to an employee in case the employee was not able to perform work during imposed quarantine or isolation.
  • The contribution reaches 80 % of eligible costs (i.e. paid reimbursement of wage, including insurance), but no more than CZK 39,000 per employee per month.
  • The regime has been prolonged until 28 February 2020.

Regime B of the Antivirus Programme

  • This regime is intended for reimbursement of wage paid to an employee in case the employee was subject to the so-called obstacles in work on the part of the employer resulting from related economic difficulties brought about by the Covid-19 disease.
  • The contribution reaches 60 % of paid reimbursement of wage, including insurance, but no more than CZK 29,000 per employee per month.
  • The scheme has been renewed and operates again retrospectively from 1 November 2021 to 28 February 2022.

If necessary, we will be happy to discuss your options with you.

Author: Veronika Odrobinová, Martina Šumavská