What expenses are covered in the closure compensation?
The closure compensation covers inflexible expenses and losses. Inflexible expenses include rental costs, membership payments, concession and insurance fees, device and equipment rentals, access right and licence fees and necessary hired labour costs.
What expenses are compensated for organising the event?
The closure compensation reimburses wage expenses and other actual expenses related to the organisation of the event. The expenses must have been incurred between 1 October 2021 and 28 February 2022. The costs related to the organisation of the event include, for example, the rental costs of the event space, the performer and programme services, the costs of technology and construction services related to the organisation of the event, the costs of ticketing services, the costs of the event's ancillary services, planning and consulting, digital event services and costs related to the production, coordination and planning of the event.
For what period can closure compensation be applied for and what are the reference periods?
Closure compensation can be applied for for closing orders issued for the period from 21 December 2021 to 28 February 2022. The comparison period is 1 January 2022 to 28 February 2022. With this solution, costs can be allocated more precisely to the closing period. The actual closing dates for the support period are eligible for compensation. For public events prohibited during the support period, costs will be taken into account from 1 October 2021 to 28 February 2022.
Does the closure compensation compensate for decline in business?
No, it does not compensate for decline in business.
Does it compensate the unused food which is spoiled because of the closure?
No, it does not compensate the spoiled food.
What is the reference period for closure compensation?
The reference period is 1 January - 28 February 2022.
How do you apply for closure compensation?
Companies can apply for closure compensation at the State Treasury. The online application will be on the State Treasury's website on the 22 March when the application period starts.
Who can apply for closure compensation for a cancelled event?
You can apply for closure compensation if the event you organised has had to be cancelled according to a decision of the Regional State Administrative Agency or the municipality, between 21 December 2021 and 28 February 2022. Closure compensation can also be applied for events which had to limit their audience in a way that it would have been impossible to organise them. The closure compensation does not apply to theaters, orchestras, national art institutions or so called free agents that are covered by central government transfers or state subsidies. A support package for the Ministry of Education and Culture is being prepared for these.
Who can apply for closure compensation?
The closure compensation is intended for companies whose business has suffered damage as a result of the closure orders related to the management of the coronavirus pandemic, as well as for the prohibition or significant restriction of the public events. The compensation applies to the closures imposed for the period 21 December 2021 to 28 February 2022 or the prohibitions on organising public events. The closure compensation is intended for companies that have been completely closed or whose opening hours are limited. You can also apply for closure compensation for cancelled public events. A less severe restriction or recommendation issued by the authority does not entitle you to a closure compensation. In addition, events for which the use of a COVID certificate was permitted are excluded from the scope of the compensation. The aid does not apply to theaters, orchestras, national art institutions, orchestras, national art institutions which are covered by central government transfers or state subsidies. A support package for the Ministry of Education and Culture is being prepared for these.
Can I apply for closure compensation on a paper form?
Yes, you can. You can order a printable application in PDF format from paperihakemus.sulkemiskorvaus(at)valtiokonttori.fi. The application form arrives as a return message.