New COVID programme – Accommodation
The government has approved the Ministry of Local Development’s proposal to provide new support to providers of accommodation services. The state will contribute CZK 100 to CZK 300 per every room according to the standard of accommodation over the period of the closure of an accommodation facility due to the government decree. A call to participate in this programme is expected to be announced in August.
COVID – Accommodation support will be paid to applicants based on the standard of accommodation provided; the maximum aid will amount to CZK 330 per room and night and applies to the most luxurious types of accommodation such as five or four-star hotels, motels and boatels. Camping providers will be entitled to CZK 100. Support is not intended for short-term leases such as Airbnb.
The ministry plans to announce a call for this type of support and provide access to applications during August. First of all, however, it will be necessary to obtain the European Commission’s notification currently in progress. As in the case of COVID – Rent, applications will be filed via on-line forms. Administration of support will be the responsibility of the State Fund of Investment Support.
In practice, the seasonality of accommodation services will also be taken into account; for example, if a facility was closed sometime in the last two years, it will not be entitled to this type of support or the support may be proportionately reduced. We will let you know more details once the call is announced.