COVID-19 Corona Virus South African Resource Portal 

Temporary Employer/Employee Relief Scheme (TERS)

6.1. What is TERS?

There is also the Corona Virus Temporary Employer/Employee Relief Scheme (COVID19TERS) which is being administered by the UIF.

Employers that have to enforce lock down and who require financial assistance from the UIF can access information about available funding through a dedicated mailbox: covid19ters@labour.gov.za. You will receive an automated response outlining the procedure and documents required to process an application.

Here is an ‘easy aid’ to understanding COVID19TERS. The UIF also has a hotline number: 012 337 1997 for COVID19TERS benefit enquiries. Read more about how to qualify for Covid-19 TERS and the claims process in our Labour Law FAQ.

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