Following the announcement by the Government last week that indoor hospitality may reopen from today, the Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe TD, reminds businesses who may now reopen that they can make a claim for an enhanced restart Covid Restrictions Support Scheme (CRSS) payment.
Under the scheme, businesses may claim for the restart payment within eight weeks of the date of re-opening. Claims can be made via the claim portal in respect of CRSS, which is available via the eRepayments system on ROS. Revenue has updated their guidelines to assist businesses and these can be found at this link.
The enhanced restart payments are provided for in the Finance (Covid-19 and Miscellaneous Provision) Act, which was signed into law on 19 July. Businesses who qualified for CRSS that are reopening after 2nd June are eligible for an enhanced ‘restart week’ payment, which will cover a period of three weeks at double the normal rate. This will assist them with the additional costs of reopening.