In recent months, the Confederation has taken various measures with the "COVID-19 Ordinance on Unemployment Insurance" to protect as many employers as possible from the economic consequences of COVID-19.
The "COVID-19 Ordinance on Unemployment Insurance" will be repealed as of the end of August 2020, meaning a resumption of many of the normal rules relating to the application of short-time work, i.e. those in force before 1 March 2020.
However, the simplified procedure for applying for short-time work compensation (SWC), which has been in force since March 2020, will continue to apply until the end of 2020. Companies can continue to use simplified COVID-19 forms for pre-registration or settlement. Further, additional working hours will still not have be taken into account until the end of 2020.