As a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, rent concessions have been granted to lessees. Such concessions might take a variety of forms, including payment holidays and deferral of lease payments. On 28 May 2020, the IASB published an amendment to IFRS 16 that provides an optional practical expedient for lessees from assessing whether a rent concession related to COVID-19 is a lease modification. Lessees can elect to account for such rent concessions in the same way as they would if they were not lease modifications.
RSM Switzerland (28.08.2020)With the current worsening of the sanitary situation, further intense discussions, France and Switzerland finally agreed on a new extension of both social security and tax derogation schemes until December 31, 2020, to enable frontier workforce to keep high volume of home office and hence contribute to the fight against virus spread.
Federal Department of Economics, Education and Research (26.08.2020) Bern, - Additional hours that are built up outside of short-time working phases should not have to be temporarily deducted from lost work. This was decided by the Federal Council on August 26, 2020. In addition, income from interim employment is still not counted towards short-time work compensation. This rule therefore applies until the end of the year.
Covid-10 Health System Response Monitor (15.06.2020) In consideration of a potential second wave of COVID-19, all countries in Europe will have to find solutions to adequately reimburse hospitals for their additional resource needs related to the care for COVID-19 patients, e.g. by adjusting DRG-based payments, increasing per diem rates, or adding additional fees to FFS system. In addition, given the risk of future pandemics, processes need to be put in place to rapidly adjust payment systems to meet new challenges where needed.
The Federal Council (01.07.2020) On July 1, 2020, the Federal Council extended the maximum period for receiving short-time work compensation from twelve to eighteen months. There is also a grace period of one day. This amendment to the ordinance will come into force on September 1, 2020 and will apply until December 31, 2021.
swissinfo (25.06.2020) A contact tracing app is now available in Switzerland for newer smartphones to help tackle Covid-19.
If a person tests positive for coronavirus, everyone with whom that person was in contact in previous days – within two metres and for more than 15 minutes – is alerted via the app to isolate themselves and get tested.
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