Further to the announcement made by the Government on 10th March 2021, the COVID-19 wage supplement will be extended till December, and the full wage supplement will be provided to closed shops.
Wage Supplement — July-October 2020
An updated Wage Supplement scheme shall remain in place until September 2020.
As of July 2020 the benefit rate of €800 for full-timers and €500 for part-timers will be maintained in areas involved with tourist accommodation, travel agencies, language schools, event organisation and air transport.
Employers and self-employed who were being assisted under the partial Supplement (Annex B) will retain this aid until September.
Personal services and other related activities will from July 2020 benefit from the partial supplement (Annex B).
Full-time employees under this category will be entitled to €160 per month. Part-time employees will be eligible to €100 per month
Other activities previously supported by the Wage Supplement not included in the updated Annex A or Annex B will from July 2020 be assisted with a wage supplement of €600 for full-timers and up to €375 for Part-Timers.
Furthermore, as from July, previously ineligible pensioners and students duly registered as employed with JobsPlus since 9th March, may now also be considered for the Wage supplement.
The Wage Supplement – Current
Who is affected?
Employers and self-employed in the following sectors: Hotels, Restaurants, Certain Retail Outlets, Travel Agencies, Entertainment, Transport Operators, Barbers, Beauticians, Hairdressers
- The improved package will mean that the government will finance a five-day work week capped at EUR 800 per month for all workers and self-employed in the mentioned sectors.
- Part-time employees also benefit at a reduced EUR 500 per month.
Enterprises in other adversely affected sectors, including wholesale, manufacturing and warehousing
Entitled to one day’s salary per week, equivalent to €160 per month. Part-time employees will be eligible to one day’s salary per week, equivalent to €100 per month.
Gozo-based enterprises in other adversely affected sectors
Entitled to two days’ salary per week equivalent to €320 per month for full-time employees, whilst for part-time employees, the entitlement will be €200 monthly
Self-employed operating their own business pertaining to adversely affected sectors
Entitled to 2 days’ salary per week, equivalent to €320 per month.
Self-employed individuals based in Gozo and operating in adversely affected sectors
Entitled to 2 days’ salary per week equivalent to €320 per month. This will increase to 3 days salary, equivalent to €480, for those self-employed who employ staff, and the employees will be entitled to two days’ salary per week
All applications for the above measures have been issued.