Coronavirus Walloon Region: support for the indirectly affected sectors

Author: Anne Ghysels (Legal Expert)
Date:

The Walloon Region grants an allowance to sectors indirectly affected by decisions to close.

This allowance can be applied for online at www.indemnitecovid.wallonie.be from 27 May 2021.

Do you qualify for the allowance?

You must meet the following conditions:

  • Have an establishment unit in the Walloon Region before 1 January 2021;
  • Be a very small, small or medium-sized enterprise or a natural person carrying out a professional activity as a main activity and who, taking into account his professional income, pays social security contributions;
  • Demonstrate a loss of turnover of at least 50% in the 1st quarter of 2021 compared to the 1st quarter of 2019;
  • Have not received, including this allowance, more than € 1,800,000 in support under the temporary framework;
  • Carry out an activity falling under one of the following NACE codes:

Description of the activity

NACE code

Taxi operation

49.320

Other specialised design activities

74.109

Photographic activities with the exception of press photographers

74.201

Other photographic activities

74.209

Renting and leasing of crockery, glassware, kitchen utensils, tableware, electric household appliances and other household utensils

77.293

Renting and leasing of textiles, clothing, jewellery and footwear

77.294

Renting and leasing of flowers and plants

77.296

Renting and leasing of tents

77.392

Travel agency activities

79.110

Tour operator activities

79.120

Tourist information services

79.901

Other reservation service and related activities

79.909

 

What is the amount of the allowance?

This amount depends on your workforce and the extent of your loss of turnover.

The workforce is the average number of employees in 2019 employed under an employment contract in all the places of business of your company, corresponding to the number of work units (AWU), calculated on the basis of your DmfA declarations of the 4 quarters of 2019.

The allowance is equal to 30% of the turnover for the 1st quarter of 2019. The allowance amounts to:

Minimum

Maximum

Loss of turnover

Workforce

€ 4,500

€ 7,500

Between 50 and 75%

0

€ 4,500

€ 15,000

Between 50 and 75%

0 ˂ 10

€ 4,500

€ 30,000

Between 50 and 75%

10 ˂50

€ 4,500

€ 60,000

Between 50 and 75%

˃50

€ 5,625

€ 9,375

More than 75%

0

€ 5,625

€ 18,750

More than 75%

0 ˂ 10

€ 5,625

€ 37,500

More than 75%

10 ˂ 50

€ 5,625

€ 75,000

More than 75%

˃ 50

If your company was set up between 1 January 2019 and 31 December 2020, your allowance is fixed at a flat rate of € 4,500.

This allowance is granted only once per company registered in the CBE.

How to apply?

You must apply for this allowance at www.indemnitecovid.wallonie.be ('indemnité 13').

The form is available from 27 May 2021 until 26 June 2021.

Source: Decree of the Walloon Government of 22 April 2021 on the granting of a specific allowance in favour of sectors indirectly affected by decisions to close in the context of the crisis linked to the COVID-19 coronavirus, Belgian Official Gazette of 30.04.2021

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