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COVID-19 TERS extension


The Department of Employment and Labour (DEL) recently announced that TERS will be extended for an additional 6 weeks, i.e. from 1 July to 15 August.

Following the signing, by the Minister of Employment and Labour on 11 August 2020, of the new Direction Covid19 TERS benefits have been extended for certain categories of employees.

The new directives cover the following categories of employees whose employers are:

  • not permitted to commence operations under the Disaster Management Regulations;
  • unable to make alternative arrangements for vulnerable workers, such as working from home or taking special measures under the OHS Direction to protect them;
  • unable to make use of their services because of operational requirements caused by compliance with the Regulations and Directions such as rostering, staggering working hours, short time and the introduction of shift systems

Applications for the six-week extension period were opened on the UIF TERS portal on Monday 17 August 2020 and the application process remains the same as the previous periods.

The application window for April and May will close on 15 September 2020. All new applications for these periods must be uploaded on or before this date to qualify for processing and payment. Existing claims will remain open for corrections and finalisation beyond this date.

If you have any queries on the extension, please contact your PKF Partner or member firm for assistance.


Altaaf Motala
Associate Director - PKF Durban