Coronavirus Walloon Region: new premium for the sectors still closed

Author: Anne Ghysels (Legal Expert)
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The Walloon Region grants you a premium if you belong to one of the sectors that are currently closed. The amount of the premium varies according to the date on which you were obliged to close (19 October or 2 November 2020) and the size of your business.

Are you entitled to the premium?

In order to be entitled to the premium, you must meet certain conditions: 

  • have an establishment unit in the Walloon Region before the compulsory closing date (19 October or 2 November 2020);
  • be a business or a self-employed person whose activity falls under one of the following NACE codes:

Activity

NACE code:

Closed since 19 October 2020

Full service catering

56.101

Limited service catering

56.102

Cafés and bars

56.301

Discotheques, dancings and the like

56.302

Other drinking establishments

56.309

Management of sports facilities

93.110

Activities of sports clubs

93.121 to 93.129

Fitness centres

93.130

Other sports activities

93.199

Fairground activities

93.211

Operation of amusement and theme parks

93.212

Operation of snooker and billiard halls

93.291

Closed since 2 November 2020

With regard to the offering of goods to and in the home

47.990

Holiday centres and villages

55.202

Camping sites and parks for caravans or recreational vehicles

55.300

Catering

56.210

Motion picture projection activities

59.140

Organisation of conventions and trade shows

82.300

Sport and recreation education

85.510

Cultural education

85.520

Flying and sailing instruction

85.532

Promotion and organization of live performances

90.021

Management of theatres, concert halls and the like

90.041

Management of cultural centres and multifunctional cultural halls

90.042

Management of historical sites and monuments and similar tourist attractions

91.030

Management of botanical and zoological gardens

91.041

With regard to casinos, amusement arcades and betting shops

92

Operation of recreational areas

93.292

Other amusement and recreation activities

93.299

Hair care

96.021

Beauty care

96.022

Physical well-being

96.040

Tattoos and piercings

96.092

  • undertake in good faith not to pay any dividends in the year 2021

What is the amount of the premium?

The amount of the premium depends on the size of your company (expressed in full-time equivalents - FTEs) and the date of your compulsory closing.

Your number of FTEs is determined on the basis of the average number of employees in 2019 who were employed under an employment contract in your combined business offices (corresponding to the number of work units), calculated on the basis of your 2019 DmfA declarations.

Compulsory closing date

0 FTE

From 1 to 4 FTEs

From 5 to 9 FTEs

10 FTEs and more

19 October 2020

€4,000

€6,500

€9,500

€12,000

2 November 2020

€3,250

€5,500

€7,500

€9,750

This premium can be granted only once per company registered in the CBE.

You cannot benefit the premium if you have already received a premium from another sub-area as a consequence of the coronacrisis.

What must you do?

You must submit an online application form via the Walloon Region website created for aid applications. The application can be submitted via this web platform from 10 March 2021.

Source: Decree of the Walloon Government of 19 February 2021 on the granting of an additional allowance in favour of establishments closed by decision in the context of the crisis linked to the COVID-19 coronavirus, Belgian Official Gazette 24.02.2021

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