Both schemes were in payment from 31 July 2020 until the Temporary COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Scheme ended on 31 August 2020. This allowed employers more flexibility with new hires and seasonal workers who did not qualify for the Temporary COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Scheme.
It is expected to continue until 31 December 2021.
Employers have to sign up to the scheme through Revenue.
Short Time Work Support Scheme
If you need to place your employees on a shorter working week or have had to cut their hours due to the COVID-19 pandemic, your employees can apply for Short Time Work Support.