COVID-19 TERS > Sectoral Claims

What is a Sectoral Based Claim?

Claim Code 1 specifically covers employees who are placed on temporary lay-off or reduced working time, during the specified periods, within those sectors that have not been able to operate due to regulatory restrictions as per directives issued. 

Claims in terms of this code are therefore restricted to those business sectors specified by the UIF. A list of the sectors able to apply for this relief has been finalised and is detailed in the table below – to verify a company’s eligibility, the UIF will require employees to provide the relevant Sector Industry Class (SIC) when making an application for TERS under Claim Code 1.

Eligible Sectors

A list of the eligible sectors in Claim Code 1 is provided in the UIF’s correspondence to employers on 3 March 2021, but is listed below for your convenience:

  • Cinemas
  • Theatres
  • Casinos
  • Museums, galleries, libraries and archives
  • Gyms and fitness centres
  • Restaurants
  • Venues hosting auctions
  • Venues hosting professional sports
  • Night clubs
  • Swimming pools
  • Bars, taverns and shebeens
  • Public parks
  • Domestic and international air travel
  • Rail, bus services and taxi services
  • E-hailing services
  • Sale, dispensing and distributions, and transportation of liquor
  • Beaches, dams, rivers and lakes
  • Passenger ships
  • Venues where social events are held
  • Venues hosting concerts and live performances
  • Hotels, lodges, bed and breakfast, timeshare facilities, resorts and guest houses
  • Conferencing, dining, entertainment and bar facilities
  • International sports, arts and cultural events
  • Professional services (cleaning and security) within regulated restricted sectors (e.g. hospitality)
  • Other services and activities within regulated restricted sectors (e.g. hospitality)

Sector Industry Codes

A Sector Industry Code (SIC) is an identifying code assigned to different sectors of business. A list of these codes used in South Africa universally has been issued by Stats SA and you can find the code applicable to your business by going here.

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