Poland: Economic support to subsidize payments of employee salaries (COVID-19)

Poland: Economic support to subsidize payments

A package of measures providing economic support for industries particularly affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic was published on 15 December 2020 in the Polish Journal of Laws.


This relief package—referred to as “Shield 6.0”—provides support for sectors including food services and catering activities, culture and entertainment (stage events, museums, film and photography industry), sport industry (gyms, fitness clubs, swimming pools, aquaparks, and health resorts), retail sales sector (clothing shops and retail sale on stalls and markets), tourist industry (hotels, travel agents, tour operators, and tour guides), transport industry (coach companies, taxi drivers), and the educational sector.

Under Shield 6.0, eligible employers may apply for workplace protection aid from a benefits fund for use to subsidize their payments of employees' salaries.

Read a December 2020 report [PDF 275 KB] prepared by the KPMG member firm in Poland

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