The compensation scheme for businesses for September 2020 to February 2021 (compensation scheme 2) is regulated by:
The clarifications are grouped according to the sections of the act/regulation.
Act on temporary grant scheme for enterprises with entry quarantine expenses linked to the use of labour from abroad
Section 5 first paragraph (d) (i). Conditions for grants
Clarification 2 June 2021 – Employees or contractors who are exempt from entry quarantine during working hours
Applications may be submitted for compensation for employees and contractors who are exempt from quarantine during working hours, but who have been in entry quarantine pursuant to the COVID-19 Regulation outside working hours. Amongst others, this applies to Swedes and Finns who are exempt from quarantine during working hours under Section 6 (b) of the COVID-19 Regulations and key workers who are exempt from quarantine during working hours after testing negative on no earlier than day three in accordance with Section 6 (e).
Regulation relating to the supplementation and implementation of the Act on temporary grant scheme for enterprises with entry quarantine expenses linked to the use of labour from abroad
Chapter 2. Conditions for grants
Section 2-2 The condition that the enterprise must have incurred added costs linked to entry quarantine
Clarification 11 May 2021 – Assistance with completion of the application
Costs linked to assistance in connection with the completion of grant applications are not considered to be an added cost pursuant to the Regulation.
Clarification 2 September 2021 – Testing conducted before arrival in Norway
Costs for testing conducted before arrival in Norway cannot be included as an extra cost. Testing is required in order to enter Norway according to the Covid-19 Regulation §4a. The costs are therefore not connected to conducting the travel quarantine, but a prerequisite to be able to conduct the quarantine.
Section 2-3, first paragraph. Terms that must be met by the enterprise when carrying out the travel quarantine
Clarification 2 September 2021 – The right to apply for a grant where irregularities are found at the designated quarantine accommodation
You cannot apply for grants for employees or contractors who has not conducted the travel quarantine according to the provisions is the Covid-19 Regulation or other regulations pursuant to the Act relating to control of communicable diseases. If the irregularities only apply to some of the employees or contractors in a place of quarantine accommodation, the enterprise may apply for grants for the persons that conducted the quarantine according to the relevant regulations.
Section 2-7 first paragraph (a). Additional conditions
Clarification 11 May 2021 – Payment of arrears
Taxes, duties and withholding tax which fell due for payment before 29 February 2020 must be paid in full by no later than the application date. Payment agreements entered into linked to claims which fall due for payment before 29.02.2020 must also be paid in full.
Chapter 3. Grant amount
Section 3-1 first paragraph. Calculating the grant
Clarification 11 May 2021 – Calculation of quarantine days
A “from and including” entry date must be entered, along with a “to and including” date for the end of the quarantine. For example, if a worker arrives in Norway on 1 January 2021 and ends their quarantine on 2 January 2021, this will be considered to be two quarantine days.