The application periods for NOW 1 and 2 are closed. NOW 3 is currently active as an extension of NOW 1/2 until 1 July 2021 and consists of 3 periods of 3 months each. This means you can apply for 3 months at a time. During the first period (October-December) the minimum limit for your turnover loss percentage will remain 20%. From 1 January 2021 this percentage will be increased to 30%. You can apply for NOW 3 for the months October, November and December retroactively from 16 November until 13 December 2020.
There are some conditions if you want to claim NOW 3, for example you are obliged to stimulate your employees to take retraining or reskilling courses and you are not allowed to pay out bonuses or dividends during the NOW period. Please make sure you will fit all the conditions before applying for NOW 3.