Marginal note:Definition of COVID-19
153.5 (1) In this Part, COVID-19 means the coronavirus disease 2019.
(2) For the purposes of this section and sections 153.6 to 153.13, the definition claimant in subsection 2(1) applies to a person who:
(a) ceases working, whether employed or self-employed, for reasons related to COVID-19; or
(b) could have, but for the coming into force of this Part, on or after March 15, 2020, had a benefit period established with respect to any of the benefits referred to in subsection (3).
Marginal note:Benefits referred to in paragraph (2)(b)
(3) The benefits referred to in paragraph (2)(b) are
(a) benefits paid under Part I, with the exception of benefits paid under sections 22 to 25; and
(b) benefits paid under section 152.03.