Antivirus Regimes A and B extended until end of February

On 29 November 2021, the government decided to extend Antivirus Regime A until the end of February 2022, while at the same time activating Regime B from 1 November 2021 to 28 February 2022, thus responding to the current adverse development of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Czech Republic.

Regime A is intended for employers whose employees are in isolation or have been ordered into quarantine. Affected employees are entitled to wage compensation equal to 60% of their average earnings. The state's contribution shall amount to 80% of the compensation thus provided, including insurance premiums. The maximum monthly contribution per employee is CZK 39,000.
It will also again be possible to use support from Regime B, designed for employers who have a significant number of employees in quarantine or isolation, have limited supplies of inputs or where demand for goods or services has declined due to the pandemic. Employees will receive wage compensation equal to 100, 80, or 60% of their average earnings, depending on the reason for the work impediment. The state will compensate the employer for 60% of the compensation, including insurance premiums, but only up to a maximum of CZK 29,000 per month per employee.
  • The Antivirus programme has now been set to expire on 30 June 2022.
  • The government may also activate other schemes, if necessary, without having to re-approve the terms of the programme. 
  • The government may also temporarily suspend the provision of these contributions if funds to implement the scheme are not available.
  • The latest date for the conclusion of an agreement on the provision of contributions from the Antivirus programme between the employer and the Labour Office is 28 February 2022. 
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