Updates for freelancers/self-employed people during the Covid-19 crisis

financial aid for czech trade holders

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Freelancers (holders of a trade licence) including foreigners may apply for financial aid of 15,000 CZK per month if their business was affected by the Czech government’s coronavirus measures.

The financial aid is for self-employed persons whose workplace was closed or who were unable to work because of the state of emergency.

Some examples: You have a barber shop and have had to close the shop so are unable to run your business. 

You teach and have had to stop work because the schools you cooperate with are shut.


  • Your trade licence must be the main source of your income. You cannot apply if you’re a full-time employee and your trade licence is your side gig.
  • You’re not eligible for this aid if you’re already receiving other social and financial support from the government.

Where to apply?

At the Tax Office in the district of Prague where you officially reside.

When to apply?

More details about the relief package will be available when Czech Parliament confirms the decision on 7 April 2020.

PraguExpats will update you as information is released.

We are here to help if you need support with your financial aid application.

Contact us for more advice – and stay healthy and safe!

In these situations, it’s important that you de-activate your trade licence and inform all the relevant authorities. This will prevent any misunderstandings and unexpected debts to the health insurance and social security offices. More info is here

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