Use this tool to quickly find out what COVID-19 support your business maybe able to get.
The Wage Subsidy March 2021 is a payment to support self-employed people and employers, to continue to pay employees and protect jobs for businesses affected by the rise in alert levels.
Application is now open and payments will start from Monday 8 March 2021.
Inland Revenue’s Resurgence Support Payment is available now. It’s in addition to the other payments listed here.
It’s to help businesses whose revenue has reduced because of a COVID-19 Alert Level 2 or higher. Applications can be made in myIR .
Two COVID-19 support payments are available now to businesses so they can keep paying staff who are directly affected, so they can remain at home as they are required to by public health guidelines.
The COVID-19 Short-Term Absence Payment is available for businesses, including self-employed people, to help pay their workers who cannot work from home while they wait at home for a COVID-19 test result. This is a one-off payment of $350. Businesses can apply for the Short-Term Absence Payment if they’ve been advised that their worker, or a self-employed person, is:
Find out more about the Short-Term Absence Payment
The Leave Support Scheme is available for businesses, including self-employed people, to help pay their workers who can’t work from home and meet certain health criteria, eg they have COVID-19 or are a defined by Ministry of Health as a ‘close contact’ who has been told to self-isolate for 14 days.
Check our Auckland employers page to see the support available for the different contact categories.
The Leave Support Scheme is paid as a 2-week lump sum per eligible employee.
The Leave Support Scheme is paid at a flat rate of:
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