The TERS online portal is now accepting applications for the period of 16 August 2020 to 15 September 2020.
However, the benefit is limited to the categories of employees where the employer:
- is not yet permitted to operate either fully or partially due to lockdown regulations; and/or
- is unable to implement special measures in respect of vulnerable employees, or is unable to make alternative arrangements for them to work from home; and/or
- is unable to use employees, either fully or partially, because of operational requirements.
Operational requirements in this context seem to refer to the need to limit the number of employees in the workplace by staggering of working hours, short time, etc. as required by the regulations.
Applications for the said period will close on 30 October 2020.
TERS Portal Link: https://uifecc.labour.gov.za/covid19/