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Last update: 15/04/2021

Businesses in Monaco that are encountering proven financial difficulties may request a review of their situation with a view to staggering tax payments (corporate tax and/or VAT only). The businesses concerned nonetheless have a responsibility to comply with their reporting obligations by the legal deadlines. For more information on this measure: How-to-declare-and-pay-VAT

Yes. Employers and self-employed workers in the Principality who are experiencing a significant drop in business as a result of the coronavirus epidemic and are unable to make the next payments due may submit a request to the Monaco Social Security Funds Collection Office, describing the nature of the difficulties encountered and full contact details, including the registration number of the self-employed worker and/or company.

Please note that employers must, in all cases, continue to complete the usual declarations. This measure covers Social Services Compensation Fund (CCSS), Independent Pensions Fund (CAR) and unemployment insurance contributions, as well as Sickness, Accident and Maternity Insurance for the Self-Employed (CAMTI) and Independent Pensions Fund for the Self-Employed (CARTI) contributions.

Reviews are carried out on a case-by-case basis. A response will be sent by email as soon as possible.

More information on www.en.caisses-sociales.mc

The Welcome Office's Covid19 Business Unit remains open to businesses in difficulty due to the global crisis. For any request, write to covid19entreprises@gouv.mc 

The CTTR (Reinforced Temporary Total Unemployment) and partial exemption from employer charges are extended until Wednesday, June 30, 2021.

To learn more about the measures for companies, see: service-public-entreprises.gouv.mc/Covid19/

As a result of the social distancing measures introduced by the Prince’s Government to manage the health crisis, Monaco City Hall has decided to allow restaurants to extend their terraces for free.

This applies to all requests authorised by the Commune Property – Shops, Covered Market Halls and Outdoor Markets Department in agreement with the Council of the Commune, and only until the Government lifts the health measures.

The Prince’s Government has made changes to support measures in light of the resumption of activities. Measures will focus on gradual, sector-based adjustments to the strengthened provisions for total temporary layoff, coverage of social security contributions for the sectors hardest hit by the health crisis, transitional support and assistance provided via the Guarantee Fund.

CTTR

Changes have been made to the strengthened provisions for total temporary layoff (CTTR) since they were introduced in March 2020.

It has been announced that the provisions will be extended to 30 June 2021. From 1 November 2020 therefore, in all sectors that have been heavily impacted by the crisis (events, culture, recreation, sport, travel agencies, hotels, restaurants, local shops, transport, nightclubs, etc.), no supporting documentation will be required. In sectors which have experienced an indirect hit, such as wholesale trade, printing or consultancy and management firms, applicants will need to prove that their revenue has fallen by at least 30%.

More information on: How-to-declare-Total-Temporary-Layoff

Partial exemption from employers’ contributions

The Prince’s Government intends to go further in supporting sectors that have been particularly hard hit by the crisis: tourism, the events industry, culture, sport and some shops, potentially covering up to 620 businesses.

This measure partially exempts companies that have experienced a severe and lasting impact as a result of the COVID-19 crisis from their obligation to pay employers’ CAR (retirement) and CCSS (social security) contributions until June 2021.

Period covered by the measure : The Partial Exemption from Employers' Charges covers contributions from August 2020 to March 2021.

More information on How-to-apply-for-Partial-Exemption-from-Employers-Contributions

Home working (Flexible teleworking)

Home working allows businesses and employees to introduce a more flexible approach to organising work at employees’ homes. This is designed to enable business continuity while meeting any constraints resulting from the health crisis (including the need to comply with social distancing, protecting vulnerable people or school closures).

Home working is open to all employers and employees in the Principality, on condition that the employee’s home is in Monaco, France or Italy.

 

More information on How-to-declare-home-working

YES, shops are open in the Principality. Masks must be worn.

Attendance gauge is limited to 1 person for 6 m2.

A maximum of two people per shopping cart is highly recommended.

Yes. Bars, snacks, ice cream parlors and tea rooms serving breakfasts can provide service between 6 am and 7 pm.

It is therefore possible to drink or have breakfast between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. provided it is served at the table.

Access is authorized for customers of Monegasque nationality or residing in Monaco and hotel customers in Monaco. In addition, people carrying out a professional activity in Monaco and members of their families living under the same roof as well as students and people educated in the Principality.

Tables must be limited to 6 guests.

There must be a space of 1.5 meters between the tables.

The reopening of nightclubs is not on the agenda at the moment.

Casinos and gaming rooms are open. To know more about the opening hours please click on the link below.

 

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Access:

  • The restaurants are open for lunch and dinner services, and can only accommodate, upon presentation of proof :
    • Monegasque people
    • People residing in Monaco
    • Hotel guests in Monaco
    • People carrying out a professional activity in Monaco and members of their families living under the same roof
    • Students and people educated in the Principality
    • Evening service will be provided between 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. A traffic exemption for customers is planned until 11:15 p.m. maximum. They must bring a certificate which will be given to them by the restaurateur proving that they have been dined

  • All of the measures currently in force will be maintained, including the curfew, the closure of bars and nightclubs, and mandatory wearing of masks. These measures have so far helped to keep the virus in check
  • The Government is not ruling out strengthening measures to combat COVID-19 should developments in the health situation in the Principality require such action
  • Bar activities in hotels are authorized for their customers only
  • The breakfast service in hotels is authorized for their customers only

Opening Hours:

  • Between 11 am and 3 pm, only seated restaurant service (lunch) is permitted (whatever the establishment), with or without the serving of drinks
  • Between 7:00 p.m. and 11p.m, the evening catering service (meal) seated (dinner)
  • On-site bar, snack, drink, breakfast, ice cream and tea or coffee shop activities are permitted from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. provided they are served at the table
  • Service must be undertaken during the authorised time slots and only at the table by the restaurant staff (taking orders, serving and payment)
  • Takeaway sales are permitted until 10 p.m, provided that customers adhere strictly to the curfew times
  • Deliveries are permitted between 6 a.m and 11 p.m

Health measures and distancing:

  • An advance booking is required for evening service in restaurants
  • Tables are limited to 6 people (maximum), and there must be a distance of 50cm between people and 1,5 m or a physical separator (Plexiglas) between tables
  • No more than two people can sit at round tables known as "bistro" tables
  • Restaurant bench seating is permitted, provided that diners can eat at a table of standard height and there is a minimum distance of 50 centimetres between each customer
  • The consumption of food or drink at high bar tables (with or without seats), sofas and other lounge-type couches, as well as low tables, are prohibited
  • Staff need to wear masks, but this will not apply to customers
  • Menus must be available digitally on smartphones
  • Individual condiments must be provided for each table to limit physical contact
  • Background music is not permitted
  • Valet services will be permitted provided that contact surfaces are disinfected every time
  • For the lunch service, a marked organization of the queues must be put in place if they are not avoidable, the wearing of mask is mandatory in the queues

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