Revenue is reminding businesses that they may qualify for the additional seasonal Covid Restriction Support Scheme (CRSS) payments.

Firms affected by the Government's decision to move to Level 5 are eligible for additional payments for the weeks beginning December 21st, December 28th and January 4th.

The additional payment was already due to businesses that were already precluded from reopening, such as pubs that don't serve food, nightclubs, discos and casinos.

Businesses that are closing fully today will now be eligible to apply.

The payment provides up to double the amount of the weekly CRSS support payment due, subject to the statutory maximum payment of €5,000 per week.

A qualifying business can make a claim now via the eRepayments service in ROS.

Revenue has also reminded businesses that recommenced trading following the lifting of restrictions on December 4th that they can still claim an additional CRSS "restart week" of support, if they have not already done so.