The Labour Fund (Tamkeen) announced the extension of its Business Continuity Support Programme for three months, including June, July and August.
The decision is based on His Majesty the King’s directives to launch a financial and economic stimulus package to reduce the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and maintain sustainable development efforts.
The support will cover children’s play leisure centres, day care centres, cinemas, gyms and fitness studios, salons and spa, restaurants and cafés that are mainly reliant on dine-in services, events’ halls, retail shops (non-food items), travel and tourism agencies and event planning companies.
The salaries of taxi and bus drivers and driving trainers are also expected to be supported for three months.
Eligibility criteria of the sectors benefiting from the Support Programme will be available on Tamkeen’s website.
Applications, to be submitted between June 27 and July 11, will be assessed and the value of the support will be determined based on the extent to which the institution is affected by the closure.