Enterprises that are ordered to close by the state

If your enterprise has been ordered by the state to close, it affects the subsidy amount the enterprise may receive.

How it affects the calculation of your subsidy

  • If your enterprise has been ordered by the state to close, the subsidy may amount to a maximum of 90% of your unavoidable fixed costs.
  • If your enterprise has not been ordered by the state to close, the subsidy may amount to a maximum of 80% of your unavoidable fixed costs.

How to tell if your enterprise has been ordered to close

Enterprises that have closed because they cannot comply with infection control requirements and/or the recommendations relating to physical distance and number of people in a group as prescribed in section 4 of the Covid-19 Regulations, are not considered closed by the state.

The enterprises that are considered closed by the state have been changed by a regulatory change on 15 May 2020. The regulatory change applies from March inclusive. You may change an application you have already submitted. 

The following enterprises are considered to be ordered to close by the state:

1. Enterprises that were included in section 12 subsection 1 letter E of the Covid-19 Regulations, as per the formulation of 12 March:

The following enterprises must stay closed:

e) other educational or training institutions where more than 5 people are gathered in a group and where it is not possible to comply with the requirement of keeping a physical distance between people of at least 2 metres.

Driving schools, dance academies and riding schools are considered closed pursuant to this provision.

2. Enterprises that were included in section 14 of the Covid-19 Regulations, as per the formulation of 12 March:

a)    Non-food-serving establishments. This includes cafes, bars, pubs and establishments such as discotheques, night clubs or similar.

b)   Enterprises that offer hairdressing services, skin care, massages and body treatments, tattoos, piercings and similar.

c)    Gyms, swimming pools, water parks, amusement parks, bingo halls and similar.

The following types of enterprises are also considered closed under this provision:

  • Saunas
  • Zoos
  • Aquariums
  • Experience centres
  • Play centres
  • Bowling halls
  • Go-cart
  • Coach holidays (bus)
  • Dance studios

3. Enterprises that were included in section 16 of the Covid-19 Regulations, as per the formulation of 12 March:

The following public and private enterprises outside the specialist health services may only offer services if they have implemented the basic requirements for infection control measures:

  • physiotherapists, including manual therapists
  • chiropractors
  • opticians
  • pedicurists
  • speech therapists
  • psychologists
  • enterprises that offer alternative treatments
  • other enterprises outside the specialist health services that offer services that are not considered necessary healthcare

Implementing the basic requirements for infection control measures means that the enterprise must ensure that patient treatments are carried out with at least two meters distance between the practitioner and the patient, that they have established routines for hygiene and cleaning, and that these routines are followed.

4. Dentists

In the guidelines for the dental service on 12 March, a recommendation was made to postpone all non-urgent dental treatments. The recommendation applied to all personnel involved with dental treatments, for example dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, etc., and it applied to both the public and private dental service.

The recommendations were in effect up until 20 April. Dental clinics are therefore considered closed by the state for the subsidy-months March and April.

Decisions made by the municipality regarding closures are not considered state-ordered closures

If the enterprise has closed due to a decision by the municipality, and the closure is not a result of a decision by the state, the enterprise will not be considered as being ordered to close.

Cancelled cultural and sports events are not considered ordered closures

Those who have had to cancel cultural and sports events in keeping with section 13 of the Covid-19 Regulations, are not considered ordered by the state to close.

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