With the signature of the Minister of Economic Development, the decree to support the public catering sector came into force, with the launch of a €100 million support framework. The funding will be available to public catering companies that have suffered a fall in turnover of at least 15% in 2020 and serve a limited and defined target audience (for example, schools, offices, universities, hospitals, other health, social, military or prison structures). The minimum amount of support requested is €10,000, which can be additional to other support provided or to be provided to employees. The Minister stressed the importance of supporting the sector, as the service is vital and has a significant social function in the day-to-day running of school, workplace and hospital canteens.