The federal government is proposing that companies that did well during the 2020 pay their employees a non-compulsory “corona bonus” of up to 500 euros net in the form of checks along the line of the eco checks and lunch voucher model. They will have a short validity so that the money is spent quickly in local shops. The amount of 500 euros is a maximum. The bonus will be granted in the year 2021.
The actual list of stores and organizations where you can spend your corona reward is yet to be determined. “The idea is that people will be able to use it for everyday expenses, like shopping at the supermarket.”
The issuers of these checks last year were the classic meal ticket providers: Sodexo, Edenred and Monizze.