The Department for Enterprise has announced extensions to financial support schemes for Travel and Tourism businesses which remain financially affected by the continuing restrictions placed on the Island's borders due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as additional support for Isle of Man businesses following the implementation of the circuit break lockdown.
As of Wednesday 3rd March 2021, the Isle of Man entered a 3 week circuit-break lockdown to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The following measures have been re-introduced to support individuals and businesses during this period of reduced trading.
COVID-19 Salary Support Scheme - reopened to all businesses that were able to claim during the 2020 lockdown for an initial period beginning 2nd March to 19th July 2021.
Manx Earnings Replacement Allowance (MERA) - initially available from the 3rd March to the 23rd March 2021.
NEW MEASURES – FOR BUSINESSES OPERATING OUTSIDE THE TRAVEL & TOURISM SECTOR:
Coronavirus Business Support Scheme – Circuit Break Lockdown – £1,500 financial grant to support businesses with eligible business overheads (applications open from 5pm on Wednesday 3rd March 2021).
If you have a business within the tourism and travel sector, please click the relevant button below:
Are you eligible?
Potential applicants who are unsure of their eligibility, may contact the Department by telephone on 687333 or by completing the brief online enquiry form which can be found at www.gov.im/businessenquiries
Other Support Available
The Isle of Man Government has set out additional measures to support local businesses throughout the disruption caused by COVID-19.
This includes the following measures for employers, self-employed and employees.
For enquiries regarding any of the schemes listed above, please complete our online enquiry form.