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UPDATE: COVID-19 Temporary Employer / Employee Relief Scheme (“TERS”) guideline and commencement of June applications

Jun 25,2020

Jacques van Wyk - Director and Andre van Heerden - Director

by Jacques van Wyk, Director; Andre van Heerden, Senior Associate; and Thabisa Yantolo, Candidate Attorney

The Department of Employment and Labour has published a Guide on how to apply for the May TERS benefit. (“Guide“).

The Guide deals with a number of issues including:

  • The processes employers and employees must follow to apply for the TERS benefits;
  • What to do if there has been overpayment;
  • How to update banking details; and
  • The required documentation from both the employer and employee in order to complete the application for the benefit.

The Guide also contains FAQs and a ‘Payment Status Guide’ which address, among others, the following issues:

  • Employees not declared by the employer;
  • Banking detail issues;
  • Refunds; and
  • Application errors which may be appear.

This guide can be accessed at:

In addition, the Department of Employment and Labour have announced that June applications for TERS are now open and applications may be made on the online portal at: