This is a notice from the Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare.

For the following people, 80% of the pre-holiday wage (with a daily upper limit) will be paid according to the leave record.

* For details, please see the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare website (Japanese only).


Due to the effects of new coronavirus infections and measures to prevent their spread

(1) Workers of small and medium-sized enterprises who were closed by the employer from April 1, 2021, to March 31, 2022

(2) Shift workers, etc. of large companies that were closed by the employer from April 1, 2021, to March 31, 2022. Among them, workers who could not receive wages (holiday allowance) during the leave period

* Those who are not insured by employment insurance are also eligible.

Application deadline

Period of closure Deadline (must arrive by mail)
 April to December 2021  March 31, 2022 (Thursday)
 January to March 2022  June 30, 2022 (Thursday)

About the procedure

Please check the following for how to apply and how to write the application form.

Mailing guide

Writing guide

* With translations in 4 languages (English, Chinese, Portuguese, Spanish)

Contact information

New Coronavirus Infectious Disease Response Leave Support Fund / Benefit Call Center

TEL 0120-221-276

Mon-Fri 8:30 am – 8:00 pm

Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays 8:30 am – 5:15 pm