The Singapore Government will be rolling out enhanced support measures to support businesses and individuals who are significantly impacted by restrictions during Phase 2 (Heightened Alert).
In particular, enterprises should note the following:
Jobs Support Scheme (JSS)
- JSS has been enhanced for significantly affected sectors from 16 May to 13 June (Refer here for details on supported sectors).
- Businesses that are significantly affected by the tightened measures and would like to appeal for enhanced JSS support may do so at go.gov.sg/jss
- Rental relief will be provided to SMEs and eligible NPOs with an annual revenue of <$100m, who are tenant-occupiers of qualifying commercial properties. (Refer here for eligible properties).
- For government-owned commercial properties, one month rental relief will be provided for qualifying tenants.
- For privately-owned commercial properties, IRAS will disburse a 0.5 month rental relief cash payout directly to qualifying tenants as part of the new Rental Support Scheme (Refer here for details of the scheme).
- Property owners who run an SME businesses or an eligible NPO on their qualifying commercial property are also eligible for the Rental Support Scheme.
- Most qualifying tenants and owner-occupiers will receive the cash payout automatically. The cash payout will not be disbursed automatically to tenants who only rent part of a property, or to tenants who rent a mixed-use property (e.g. a shophouse for both retail and residential use), and/or to licensees. Such businesses should submit an application to IRAS, and provide supporting documents. IRAS will provide more details of the Rental Support Scheme and application process on its website by mid-June 2021