The company had no net sales at all in February 2021. Can company receive closure compensation?

February 2021 is the reference period for the closure compensation. Unfortunately, it is not possible to obtain closure compensation if the company has not had business (turnover) in February 2021. The company’s salary and other inflexible expenses used to calculate the closure compensation will also be taken into account according to the data for February 2021. The closure compensation is linked to the closure orders laid down in Section 3a of the Act on Accommodation and Catering Activities, and Section 58g of the Communicable Diseases Act, and does not take into account any other effects of the coronavirus on the company’s operations. Therefore, the reference period for the closure compensation is specifically set for February 2021, and it is not possible to grant the closure compensation if the company’s premises have already been closed at that time. The closure compensation is intended specifically for the direct inconvenience suffered by the company as a result of a closure order under the Act on Accommodation and Catering Activities or the Communicable Diseases Act, and the closure compensation is therefore not intended to compensate other situations.

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