Covid-19 Temporary Assistance Scheme

Nursing Homes

A Temporary Assistance Payment Scheme is available to support nursing homes with additional costs due to coronavirus (COVID-19). The HSE will administer the scheme and make payments to nursing homes. The National Treatment Purchase Fund (NTPF) will administer the application process and provide support and advice to the HSE.

Guide to the Temporary Assistance Payment Scheme for nursing homes (PDF, 127 KB, 11 pages)

Register for the scheme

Sign and complete an application form to register for the scheme. The application form must be signed by an authorised person on behalf of the nursing home and sent to

An application form must be completed for each Form.

Temporary Assistance Payment Scheme for nursing homes application form (PDF, 131 KB, 9 pages)

Types of assistance available

Please complete the Extended scheme report by accessing the following link
This must be completed before September Assistance Payment Forms will be processed for payment.
Should you have any queries or technical issues while completing the survey please contact

To make a claim, download and complete following forms

Standard Assistance Payment Form for September should be completed by all nursing homes who now wish to claim for September. Deadline 9th October.

Outbreak Assistance Payment Form should be completed in addition to Standard Assistance payment Form for those nursing homes who are claiming for the Outbreak assistance for September. Deadline 20st October.

Updated Independent Report to be submitted along with Outbreak Assistance Form above.