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Covid-19: the government adapts its economic aid for overseas territories, under pressure


Companies in so-called “protected” sectors will benefit in particular from the “reinforced” solidarity fund under the same conditions as in June.

The government adapted in August the economic aid measures in the overseas territories subject to the health emergency, while the situation has deteriorated in recent days to the point of being described as "


" by the government. Prime Minister.

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In order to take the situation into account, "

the government decides to adapt in August the emergency economic aid measures put in place to protect overseas companies from the effects of the Covid-19 crisis

", according to a


release released on Sunday. 1st of August. Companies that are administratively closed for more than 21 days per month (compared to 30 days so far) and showing more than 20% loss of turnover (turnover) will be able to benefit from the “


solidarity fund

(20% of turnover). business up to 200,000 euros).

Companies in the so-called "




(tourism, events, culture, sports and leisure, hotel and catering, transport ... and the activities that depend on it), subject to a state of emergency for more than 21 days in August will benefit of the “


solidarity fund

under the same conditions as in June, that is to say up to 40% of their loss of turnover (against 20% in other territories) within the limit of 20% of turnover and 200,000 euros. They will also be able to benefit from exemption from employers' contributions and from a more favorable system of assistance in the payment of social charges (20% instead of the current 15%).


Covid-19: the state of health emergency declared in Guadeloupe, Saint-Martin and Saint-Barthélémy

A "dramatic" situation, according to Jean Castex

For unprotected sectors, companies with less than 50 employees realizing more than 20% loss of turnover subject to confinement of more than eight days per month will benefit from compensation for their loss of turnover up to at 1,500 euros.

Partial activity with no out-of-pocket expenses remains accessible to companies that are administratively or partially closed (curfew) and to those that experience a loss of turnover of more than 60% “as

soon as their area of ​​establishment is experiencing measures of restriction


The other companies can benefit from the partial activity with 15% of remainder to load thanks to the partial long-term activity or of 25% of remain to load for the protected sectors.

Read also: Covid-19: Jean Castex considers the situation in the Overseas Territories to be "dramatic", for lack of sufficient vaccination

The situation has deteriorated in recent days in a number of French overseas territories, described Thursday as "


" by the Prime Minister, Jean Castex.

Since Wednesday, Guadeloupe, Saint-Martin and Saint-Barthélémy have come to Reunion and Martinique, already in a state of health emergency since July 13.


Faced with the epidemic outbreak, Martinique is transferring patients to the metropolis

Source: lefigaro

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