Government to Support Businesses Affected by the Shutdowns; Total Compensation 200-250 Million Euros
Money will be allocated to businesses in various sectors.
The ministerial Covid working group has sketched an outline for a business support package that according to Mika Lintilä (the Centre), the minister of economic affairs, will range between 200 and 250 million euros.
Money will be allocated to businesses in various sectors that have been affected by the shutdown restrictions. In practice, according to a statement by the government, the compensation will be paid from a period of forced shutdowns, but as far as until the end of February.
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Compensation will be handed to establishments that have been forced to close their doors, such as indoor sports venues, gyms and indoor playgrounds. Also, businesses in sports and culture sectors, who have had to cancel events, will be compensated.
Support will also be handed to professionals working in the arts, culture and other creative fields.
The unemployment benefit for entrepreneurs will also be reintroduced for the period of January 1 and February 28.