Revenue update on access to CRSS for businesses impacted by public health restrictions coming into effect today

Yesterday (30/12/2020), the Government announced additional public health restrictions whereby all non-essential retail as well as gyms, leisure centres and swimming pools will close at end of business today, 31 December 2020.

Revenue is reminding qualifying persons who carry on a business activity that is impacted by the revised public health restrictions that they can make a claim to Revenue for a CRSS payment, subject to a maximum of €5,000, for each week that it is affected by the restrictions, if:

  • the business is required to prohibit or considerably restrict customers from accessing its premises, and
  • the weekly turnover from the relevant business activity in the claim period will be no more than 25% of the average weekly turnover in 2019.

Businesses closing today will also qualify for the additional seasonal CRSS payment for the weeks beginning 28 December 2020 and 4 January 2021. This additional support provides up to double the amount of the weekly CRSS support payment due, subject to the statutory maximum payment of €5,000 per week.

Eligible businesses that are already registered for CRSS, and who are satisfied that they meet the eligibility criteria for the scheme, can make a claim for payment via the eRepayments service in ROS.

Businesses impacted by the move to increased public health restrictions that are not already registered for CRSS can apply to register for the scheme via the eRegistration service in ROS once they are satisfied that they meet the eligibility criteria.

Updated detailed information on the CRSS can be found at Guidelines on the operation of the Covid Restrictions Support Scheme.

{Ends 31 December 2020}