In keeping with Government initiatives, to mitigate the financial challenges experienced by citizens who are or permanent residents of Trinidad and Tobago as a result of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Here are the criteria and procedures for the Salary Relief Grant of up to $1,500.00 for up to Three (3) months. It’s available to workers who have lost their jobs or salary as a result of Covid-19.
To mitigate financial challenges experienced by citizens and permanent residents who were retrenched, terminated or lost income as a result of COVID-19, the Government has put the following support measures in place.
The Minister of Finance, Hon. Colm Imbert, wishes to advise that the offices of the IRD, the Customs and Excise Division and the NIB will be open for business from March 31, 2020 to April 15, 2020 and thereafter.
The Government of Trinidad and Tobago is working assiduously to develop strategies to address the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on this nation. As part of the Government’s Finance Committee the Honourable Colm Imbert, Minister of Finance has revealed a number of measures aimed at alleviating the economic impacts of this virus and provided regular updates as to the nation’s economic situation.
Senator the Honourable Jennifer Baptiste Primus, Minister of Labour and Small Enterprise Development addressed the nation on 15th March, 2020 to announce workplace guidelines regarding the initial national closure of schools.