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. The Scheme was extended by the Minister on 30 June 2020 for a further 3 months and will cease on 30 September 2020.

Guide to the Extended 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.

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

Types of assistance available

To make a claim, download and complete following forms

Extended Standard Assistance Payment Form for July should be completed by all nursing homes who now wish to claim for July. Deadline 14th August.

Extended Outbreak Assistance Payment Form should be completed in addition to Extended Standard Assistance payment Form for those nursing homes who are claiming for the Outbreak assistance for July. Deadline 21st August.

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