The Temporary Assistance Payment Scheme ended on 30th April, 2023. The Temporary Assistance Scheme provides support to private and voluntary nursing homes with additional costs due to coronavirus (COVID-19).
The Standard Assistance Payment element of the Scheme ceased from 1 July 2021. The HSE administers the Scheme and makes payments to the Nursing Homes. The National Treatment Purchase Fund (NTPF) will administer the application process and provides support and advice to the HSE.
COVID-19 Further Extended Temporary Assistance Scheme Procedures March 2023 (PDF, size 747.4 KB, 5 pages)
About the scheme
The COVID-19 Temporary Assistance Payment Scheme consists of an Outbreak Assistance Payment.
To qualify for the Outbreak Assistance Payment, the Nursing Home outbreak must be confirmed by HSE Public Health and notified to the Health Protection and Surveillance Centre (HPSC).
The maximum level of financial support under the Scheme is calculated by reference to the average number of residents in the Nursing Home in the month preceding the month to which the claim relates.
The maximum amount that can be paid to a Nursing Home experiencing a verified outbreak is €1,800 per resident, subject to a maximum of €33,000. These amounts apply for Outbreak Assistance Payments from 1st July 2022 to 28th February, 2023.
In respect of the period from 1st March, 2023 to 30th April, 2023, the maximum amount that can be paid to a Nursing Home experiencing a verified outbreak is €1,800 per resident, subject to a maximum of €20,000.
To make a claim download and complete the Claim Form below:
COVID -19 Outbreak Assistance Claim form January 2023 (xlsx, size 19.4 KB)
COVID -19 Outbreak Assistance Claim form February 2023 (xlsx, size 19.4 KB)
COVID -19 Outbreak Assistance Claim form March 2023 (xlsx, size 19.4 KB)
COVID -19 Outbreak Assistance Claim form April 2023 (xlsx, size 19.4 KB)