Companies that have additional costs for entry quarantine for visiting employees can be covered up to NOK 1,000. per day in quarantine. The auditor or accountant must confirm information in the application about additional costs and employees. It opens for applications from 10 May.
In the application portal for the Brønnøysund registers, you will find information and guidance for applicants and for auditors and accountants who must confirm applications (this is coming - not published as of 5 May).
Deadline for applications is 30 September 2021.
The scheme covers additional costs for quarantine stays during the subsidy periods:
Grants are given at a fixed rate of NOK 1,000 per donor for each employee or contractor covered by the application.
The grant may not exceed the company's additional costs. Additional costs are defined in the regulations as costs such as costs that;
It must be possible to accrue the additional costs within the subsidy period.
Grants can be applied for:
The auditor or authorized public accountant shall, on the basis of control actions determined by the Brønnøysund Register Center, confirm
The confirmation does not cover information about accommodation and conditions for the implementation of the quarantine in accordance with the infection control rules. This is primarily controlled by the Norwegian Labor Inspection Authority.
The cost of confirmation is reimbursed with 80 percent up to NOK 15,000 per grant period, for those who are awarded a grant.
There must be a statement documenting the additional costs on which the application is based. The statement shall specify the costs incurred to meet the quarantine requirements. The statement shall refer to relevant accounting material.
There must be a list of the employees and contractors for whom grants are applied for. The statement shall document that the conditions associated with the employees or contractors in quarantine have been met and substantiate the information in the application. The statement must refer to relevant background documentation. It must be documented that:
For the first two grant periods, there must be a list documenting which facilities have been used to carry out the entry quarantine covered by the application. The statement shall provide information about each accommodation room that describes how the room is suitable to meet the current requirements for accommodation for the implementation of the entry quarantine.
For the subsidy period March-April 2021, new provisions apply in the covid-19 regulations, chapter 2A, that accommodation premises must be approved by the Norwegian Labor Inspection Authority.