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Closure compensation

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The closure compensation is for small and micro companies with a maximum of 49 employees. The company can apply for the compensation, if it’s temporarily forced to close its customer premises due to an Act or an official order. Companies eligible for the compensation are restaurants and other food and beverage service businesses, sports facilities, gyms, spas and indoor playgrounds.

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You can apply for closure compensation in the State Treasury’s e-service. The e-service guides you in completing the application. The application can also be saved as a draft and continue later.

To whom and on what terms

The closure compensation applies to restaurants and other food and beverage serving companies, that had to be temporarily closed to customers based on the Act on Accommodation and Catering Operations. However, food take away sales are allowed. The compensation is calculated for the activity to which the closure relates.

Compensation may also be paid to companies ordered to close by the municipality or the Regional State Administrative Agency under Section 58g of the Communicable Diseases Act.

The service is free of charge.

Basic information

The service is provided byState Treasury, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, Valtiovarainministeriö
Other responsible organisationsMinistry of Economic Affairs and Employment, Valtiovarainministeriö
Responsible for the serviceState Treasury
Area Whole Finland
Available languagesFinnish, Swedish, English
Text edited by: State Treasury
Updated: 14/6/2021