COVID-19 Business Support

Need support during Covid?

With New Zealand at Alert Level 4, we wanted to remind you that we are here to assist your business as we navigate this next phase of COVID-19 together.

Our Business Advice Team are available to assist with queries around what these alert levels mean for you and your teams. If you need support or to talk to a trusted advisor call our Business Advice Line.

Business Advice Line: 0800 543 543 

Reminder that contact tracing is essential and for health advice, please contact Healthline on 0800 611 116.

Resurgence Support Package

As an employer, what can you and cannot say or enforce on your employees regarding the upcoming COVID-19 vaccine? We’ve produced a live document outlining draft guidelines and common questions for employers.

Wage Subsidy

The Wage Subsidy August 2021 is a payment to support employers throughout New Zealand, so they can continue to pay employees and protect jobs for businesses affected by the move to Alert Level 4 on 17 August 2021.

The Vaccine – Guidelines for Employers

As an employer, what can you and cannot say or enforce on your employees regarding the upcoming COVID-19 vaccine. We’ve produced a live document outlining draft guidelines and common questions for employers.

Leave Support Scheme

The COVID-19 Leave Support Scheme is available for employers, including self-employed people, to help pay their employees who need to self-isolate and can’t work from home.

This means your workers:

  • can’t come into work because they are in one of the affected groups and have been told to self-isolate, and
  • can’t work from home.

The Covid-19 Leave Support scheme is paid at the rate of $600 a week for each full-time worker and$359 a week for part-time workers retained.  The new rate took effect on 24 August 2021.

Timeline

September 2021

21 September 2021

20 September 2021

19 September 2021

16 September 2021

14 September 2021

13 September 2021

11 September 2021

10 September 2021

9 September 2021

8 September 2021

7 September 2021

6 September 2021

3 September 2021

2 September 2021

1 September 2021

August 2021

31 August 2021

30 August 2021

28 August 2021

27 August 2021

26 August 2021

25 August 2021

24 August 2021

23 August 2021

20 August 2021

As of 9 am Friday 20 August, the application window for the Covid-19 August 2021 Wage Subsidy has opened. Details including who can get it, how to apply and what declarations are required.

19 August 2021

COVID-19 Q&A – Episode 1: Michael Barnett & Bev Cassidy-Mackenzie answer your questions

18 August 2021

Financial assistance will be updated shortly and we will bring you information as soon as it comes to hand.

To talk to our Business Advisor