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Austria: Extended paid leave for pregnant women who cannot work remotely austria

Government of Austria (20.01.2021) Extended paid leave for pregnant women who cannot work remotely, and whose work requires close contact with other people, such as teachers, haridressers, beauticians, physiotherapists and masseuses. The measure is in place until June 2021. The regulation also…

Extended paid leave for pregnant women who cannot work remotely , and whose work requires close contact with other people, such as teachers, haridressers, beauticians, physiotherapists and masseuses. The measure is in place until June 2021. The regulation also ensures that employers do not…

January 20, 2021Kocher / Raab: The option of time off for pregnant women is extended until June, January 2

Maternity, Unemployment covid19 Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://www.bmafj.gv.at/Services/Presse/Presseaussendungen/PA_20_Jaenner_2021_b… mmarquez
Germany: More digitalisation in nursing germany

German Government (20.01.2021) Thanks to the Act for the Digital Modernisation of Care and Nursing on January 20th, 2021, midwives and other healthcare professionals will in future be able to offer telemedicine services, and will be paid for these. In addition, it is to become easier to use e-…

Thanks to the Act for the Digital Modernisation of Care and Nursing on January 20th, 2021, midwives and other healthcare professionals will in future be able to offer telemedicine services, and will be paid for these. In addition, it is to become easier to use e-prescriptions, even…

The importance of digitalisation in the health system and the need to make better use of the potentials offered by digitalisation has become particularly evident during the pandemic. In future, it is to be possible to include digital applications, such as fall prevention apps or memory training a

Health, Employment digital platforms, policy reponse Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19 https://www.bundesregierung.de/breg-en/news/digitalisation-nursing-1841346 mmarquez
Germany: Act for the Digital Modernisation of Care and Nursing germany

German Government (20.01.2021) The importance of digitalisation in the health system and the need to make better use of the potentials offered by digitalisation has become particularly evident during the pandemic. In the future, it is to be possible to include digital applications, such as fall…

The importance of digitalisation in the health system and the need to make better use of the potentials offered by digitalisation has become particularly evident during the pandemic. In the future, it is to be possible to include digital applications, such as fall prevention apps or memory…

More digitalisation in nursing

More digital assistants for people in need of long-term care, more telemedicine and a good digital infrastructure – these are the goals of the Act for the Digital Modernisation of Care and Nursing. The Cabinet has adopted the bill.

The importance o

Health, Long-term care covid19, digital platforms Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://www.bundesregierung.de/breg-en/news/digitalisation-nursing-1841346 mmarquez
1m Nigerians to benefit from COVID-19 Cash Transfer, Osinbajo says nigeria

The Guardian Nigeria News (20.01.2021) - No fewer than One million Nigerians are to benefit from the Federal Government’s COVID-19 Cash Transfer Project which aims to lift the urban poor affected by the pandemic out of poverty. The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, said this on Tuesday in…

No fewer than One million Nigerians are to benefit from the Federal Government’s COVID-19 Cash Transfer Project which aims to lift the urban poor affected by the pandemic out of poverty. The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, said this on Tuesday in Abuja while inaugurating the COVID-19 Rapid…

Cash transfers covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://guardian.ng/news/1m-nigerians-to-benefit-from-covid-19-cash-transfer-os… pmassetti
Spain to extend temporary lay-off schemes for 800,000 workers spain

EURACTIV.com (14.01.2021) The Spanish government is ready to approve before Friday (15 January) an extension of temporary lay-off schemes put in place March last year to protect jobs for around 800,000 workers affected by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly in the tourism and…

The Spanish government is ready to approve before Friday (15 January) an extension of temporary lay-off schemes put in place March last year to protect jobs for around 800,000 workers affected by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly in the tourism and services sectors. Under the…

Employment covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://www.euractiv.com/section/economy-jobs/news/spain-to-extend-temporary-la… pmassetti
South Africa: Unemployment payments UIF Coronavirus COVID-19' timeline south africa

South African Government (27.10.2020) The R51 045 255 369.21 billion covers 1 000 824 companies that applied and was disbursed in 11 575 623 payments which is broken down as follows: For April, R21 billion has been paid to 4 240 112 workers through 410 523 employers; The payments for May month…

Update: The Covid-19 Temporary Employer-Employee Relief Scheme (Covid-19 TERS) that started in April, was extended twice: once in May, and the second time in July. The program has run until October 2020, amidst possibilities of re-introducing it in January/February 2021.

The R51 045 255…

Unemployment Insurance Fund exceeds R51 billion in Covid-19 TERS payments

​​The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) has reached the magical R51 billion in Covid-19 Temporary Employer-Employee Relief Scheme (Covid-19 TERS) payments to help workers, business and the economy mitigate the wor

Unemployment covid19 Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://www.gov.za/speeches/unemployment-and-labour-uif-coronavirus-covid-19-pa… mmarquez
South Africa: School of Government on training public servants on governance and management of emergencies such as Covid-19 south africa

South African Government (18.01.2021) South Africa and the People’s Republic of China are teaming up to improve the capacity of public servants on governance as well as the management of disasters and emergencies such as the Covid-19 pandemic. South Africa’s National School of Government,…

South Africa and the People’s Republic of China are teaming up to improve the capacity of public servants on governance as well as the management of disasters and emergencies such as the Covid-19 pandemic. South Africa’s National School of Government, falling under the Ministry for the Public…

School of Government on training public servants on governance and management of emergencies such as Covid-19

18 Jan 2021

South Africa and China to train public servants on governance and management of emergencies such as Covid-19

South Africa and the People’s Republic o

Governance and administration covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://www.gov.za/speeches/school-government-training-public-servants-governan… mmarquez
Lebanon: US$246 Million to Support Poor and Vulnerable Lebanese Households and Build-Up the Social Safety Net Delivery System Asia, lebanon

worldbank.org (12/01/2021)

The World Bank Group’s Board of Executive Directors approved today a US$246 million new project to provide emergency cash transfers and access to social services to approximately 786,000 poor and vulnerable Lebanese reeling under the pressure of Lebanon’s…

The World Bank Group’s Board of Executive Directors approved today a US$246 million new project to provide emergency cash transfers and access to social services to approximately 786,000 poor and vulnerable Lebanese reeling under the pressure of Lebanon’s economic and COVID-19 crises. The…

eirut, January 12, 2021 – The World Bank Group’s Board of Executive Directors approved today a US$246 million new project to provide emergency cash transfers and access to social services to approximately 786,000 poor and vulnerable Lebanese reeling under the pressure of Lebanon’

Financing, Shocks & extreme events, Covid-19 covid19, Emergency grants Published Measures summary https://www.worldbank.org/en/news/press-release/2021/01/12/us246-million-to-sup… cambrosio
Namibia: Employer Wage Subsidy Program during Covid-19 namibia

The Employer Wage Subsidy Program for the hard hit industries under three (3) sectors of aviation, tourism and construction. This program is designed to save jobs. The program is driven by the following characteristics: a. Employers of affected industries will receive a subsidy based on their…

The Employer Wage Subsidy Program for the hard hit industries under three (3) sectors of aviation, tourism and construction. This program is designed to save jobs. The program is driven by the following characteristics: a. Employers of affected industries will receive a subsidy based on their…

Fellow Namibians, Members of the media, Ladies and gentlemen, 1. As part of the ongoing response from the Government of the Republic of Namibia, the Ministry of Finance hereby announces the National Employment and Salary Scheme for COVID-19, in an effort to save jobs and reduce potential impact o

Employment covid19, labour markets Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://mof.gov.na/documents/35641/90651/Statement+by+Hon.+Shiimi-+National+Emp… mmarquez
Norway: The number of care days will continue to be double from 1 January 2021 norway

NAV (01.01.2021) The most measures for care allowance will be continued in 2021 due to the coronavirus.

The most measures for care allowance will be continued in 2021 due to the coronavirus.

The number of care days will double from 1 January 2021

It has been decided that most measures for care allowance will be continued in 2021 due

Cash sickness benefits, Family benefits, Extension of coverage, Covid-19 covid19, extending coverage, family Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://www.nav.no/familie/sykdom-i-familien/nb/omsorgspenger siha
Malaysia: All employers in MCO areas eligible to apply for wage subsidy programme, says PM malaysia

(18.01.2020) The Star The Wage Subsidy Programme 3.0 under the Social Security Organisation (Socso) will be improved, says Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. The Prime Minister said all employers operating under the movement control order are eligible to apply, regardless of sectors. He said eligible…

The Wage Subsidy Programme 3.0 under the Social Security Organisation (Socso) will be improved, says Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. The Prime Minister said all employers operating under the movement control order are eligible to apply, regardless of sectors. He said eligible employers would receive a…

Employment, Covid-19 covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2021/01/18/all-employers-in-mco-areas-el… pmassetti
Thailand: Social Security Fund contributions reduced for Jan-March 2021 thailand

The Social Security Fund (SSF) regulation reduces the rate of mandatory Social Security Fund contributions under section 33 of the SSA effective from January 1, 2021 to March 31, 2021. Contribution rates are calculated as a percentage of each employees’ monthly wages, based on a minimum monthly…

The Social Security Fund (SSF) regulation reduces the rate of mandatory Social Security Fund contributions under section 33 of the SSA effective from January 1, 2021 to March 31, 2021. Contribution rates are calculated as a percentage of each employees’ monthly wages, based on a minimum monthly…

Due to the resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic in Thailand since December, 2020, Thailand’s Ministry of Labor recently published two regulations under the Social Security Act (SSA) in the Government Gazette:

  • The Regulation on Entitlement to Compensatory Benefits in the Eve
Contribution Collection and Compliance covid19 Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=e0227877-c2b9-4494-8dc4-e1cbbbda… mmarquez
Thailand: Compensation for up to 3 months for employees who cannot work in the face of Second Wave of COVID-19 thailand

This regulation is similar to a previous regulation from April, 2020, during the first wave of the pandemic, stating that the definition of force majeure under the Social Security…

This regulation is similar to a previous regulation from April, 2020, during the first wave of the pandemic, stating that the definition of force majeure under the Social Security…

Due to the resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic in Thailand since December, 2020, Thailand’s Ministry of Labor recently published two regulations under the Social Security Act (SSA) in the Government Gazette:

  • The Regulation on Entitlement to Compensatory Benefits in the Eve
Cash sickness benefits covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=e0227877-c2b9-4494-8dc4-e1cbbbda… mmarquez
United States: Deferral of employment tax deposits and payments through December 31, 2020 United States

The Coronavirus, Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) allows employers to defer the deposit and payment of the employer's share of Social Security taxes and self-employed individuals to defer payment of certain self-employment taxes.

The Coronavirus, Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) allows employers to defer the deposit and payment of the employer's share of Social Security taxes and self-employed individuals to defer payment of certain self-employment taxes from March 27th to December 31st, 2020. Payments…

The Coronavirus, Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) allows employers to defer the deposit and payment of the employer's share of Social Security taxes and self-employed individuals to defer payment of certain self-employment taxes from March 27th to December 31st, 2020.

Contribution Collection and Compliance covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/deferral-of-employment-tax-deposits-and-payments-t… mmarquez
France: Benefit from daily allowances and the employer supplement, without waiting period or eligibility conditions. france

Afin d’inciter au maximum les personnes présentant des symptômes à rester isolées à leur domicile, elles pourront bénéficier d’indemnités journalières et du complément employeur, sans délai de carence ou de conditions d’ouverture du droit, lorsqu’elles sont testées positives à la Covid-19 ou dès…

In order to encourage people with symptoms to remain isolated at their home as much as possible, they will be able to benefit from daily allowances and the employer supplement, without waiting period or eligibility conditions, when they are tested positive for Covid-19 or when they are…

Health Insurance covid19 Published Measures summary https://travail-emploi.gouv.fr/actualites/presse/communiques-de-presse/article/… pmassetti
Payment Increases set to take effect in January 2021 ireland

Payments for qualified child dependants will increase by €5 for children aged 12 or over and €2 for children aged up to 12, meaning parents on weekly social welfare payments will see an increase in their weekly rate of payment. These increases will take effect at various dates in January…

Payments for qualified child dependants will increase by €5 for children aged 12 or over and €2 for children aged up to 12, meaning parents on weekly social welfare payments will see an increase in their weekly rate of payment. These increases will take effect at various dates in January…

Budget 2021 Payment Increases set to take effect in January 2021 - Over €177 million in improvements to weekly welfare payments

From Department of Social Protection 

Published on 31 December 2020

Children, Covid-19 covid19, family Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://www.gov.ie/en/press-release/f6302-budget-2021-payment-increases-set-to-… mmarquez
COVID-19, the social contract and the need for a new normal for social protection

Development Pathways (January 2021) David Hillson takes a look at the recent historical role of the social contract in social protection within the context of COVID-19. He argues that the social contract has been central to huge socio-economic advances and is a product and reflection of each…

covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor https://www.developmentpathways.co.uk/publications/covid-19-the-social-contract… pmassetti
US: Rethinking social insurance: Policies to protect workers and families United States

brookings.edu (07.01.2021) In the spring of 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its associated recession, policymakers originated significant expansions to social insurance, including unemployment insurance benefits, refundable tax credits, and paid leave. Because of this expansion,…

Policy Analysis covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor https://www.brookings.edu/blog/up-front/2021/01/07/rethinking-social-insurance-… pmassetti
France: Transparent masks for child care staff european union, france

October 2020 (caf.fr)

In October 2020, the Cnaf released 5 million euros for the purchase of 500,000 inclusive masks (transparent) for early childhood professionals working in a childcare centre or "childcare assistants' centres".

In October 2020, the Cnaf released 5 million euros for the purchase of 500,000 inclusive masks (transparent) for early childhood professionals working in a childcare centre or "childcare assistants' centres".

Health, Safety and health at work, Financing, Covid-19 covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.caf.fr/allocataires/caf-de-la-haute-savoie/actualites/annee/2020/de… cambrosio
France: continuation of entitlements by CAF during COVID crisis france

From the beginning of the pandemic, decisions were taken to ensure the automatic renewal of social minimum entitlements. Given the reopening of all public services, this measure now only concerns certain benefits. This is particularly the case for disabled persons receiving the disabled adult…

From the beginning of the pandemic, decisions were taken to ensure the automatic renewal of social minimum entitlements. Given the reopening of all public services, this measure now only concerns certain benefits. This is particularly the case for disabled persons receiving the disabled adult…

Disability, Family benefits, Cash transfers, Covid-19 covid19, family Published Measures summary https://www.caf.fr/allocataires/actualites/2020/pendant-la-crise-sanitaire-la-c… cambrosio
France: financial aid in the form of emergency relief to help the most needy families Europe , france

March 2020 (caf.fr)

In order to provide urgent financial support to families identified as being in distress in the context of the Covid-19 epidemic, since March 2020, the Caisses d'allocations familiales (CAF) have been able to release financial aid in the form of emergency relief to…

In order to provide urgent financial support to families identified as being in distress in the context of the Covid-19 epidemic, since March 2020, the Caisses d'allocations familiales (CAF) have been able to release financial aid in the form of emergency relief to help the most needy families…

Family benefits, Housing, Social assistance, Food and nutrition, Covid-19 covid19, Emergency grants, family, poverty Published Measures summary https://www.caf.fr/sites/default/files/caf/411/Covid-19/AFI-urgence-Covid_note-… cambrosio
France: The allowance for the new school year 2020 is exceptionally increased by €100 european union, france

08.12.2020 (education.gouv.fr)

Since the circulation of the Covid19 and the health crisis, the Caisse nationale des allocations familiales (Cnaf) has put in place measures to support particularly disadvantaged families, as well as various managers of services useful to families. The back…

The back-to-school allowance (Allocation de rentrée scolaire) paid to families with the lowest incomes and school-age children has been exceptionally increased by €100 per child as part of the Government's Recovery Plan.

Family benefits, Children, Cash transfers, Covid-19 covid19, family, poverty Published Measures summary https://www.education.gouv.fr/l-allocation-de-rentree-scolaire-305463 cambrosio
Finland: Several temporary changes to the unemployment laws extended to 31 March 2021 finland

kela.fi (21.12.2020) Several temporary changes made to the unemployment benefit laws have been extended until the end of March 2021. Self-employed persons will remain eligible for labour market subsidy payments until 31 March 2021 if their business has suffered due to the coronavirus epidemic.…

Several temporary changes made to the unemployment benefit laws have been extended until the end of March 2021. Self-employed persons will remain eligible for labour market subsidy payments until 31 March 2021 if their business has suffered due to the coronavirus epidemic. Higher exempt amounts…

Several temporary changes made to the unemployment benefit laws have been extended until the end of March 2021. Self-employed persons will remain eligible for labour market subsidy payments until 31 March 2021 if their business has suffered due to the coronavirus epidemic. Exceptions made

Employment, Extension of coverage, Covid-19 covid19, Covid19_deconfinement_measures, extending coverage, self-employed Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://www.kela.fi/web/en/news-archive/-/asset_publisher/lN08GY2nIrZo/content/… siha
Coronavirus Relief Package: $600 Stimulus Check, $300 Unemployment

The coronavirus relief bill extends and modifies several provisions first enacted in the CARES Act, Congress’s $2.2 trillion pandemic relief law that was passed in March. With this package, lawmakers will have responded to the coronavirus and related economic hardship with a record-setting $3…

https://taxfoundation.org/coronavirus-relief-bill-stimulus-check/ pmassetti
US: Stimulus deal is a needed lifeline for the economy, but more help will likely be needed in 2021 United States

The Washington Post (21.12.2020) The biggest concern with the bill is that the aid doesn’t last long enough

Cash transfers covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/12/21/stimulus-bill-economy/ pmassetti