COVID-19 Support August 2021

There are a range of support options put in place by the Government to help your business navigate the impacts of COVID-19.  


Wage Subsidy

The Government has announced that a wage subsidy will be available to businesses impacted by New Zealand moving to COVID-19 Alert Level 4 on 17 August 2021. 

It will be available to all New Zealand businesses and self-employed people that meet eligibility criteria. Applications will be open from 9am on Friday 20 August 2021 for two weeks. 

Once COVID-19 Alert Level 4 has been in place for seven days, businesses and self-employed people across New Zealand are eligible to access the wage subsidy if they meet the set criteria. If you or your business is in COVID-19 Alert Level 4 for three days, but Auckland remains in Level 4 for seven days, you can apply to access this government support if you can show that the August 2021 COVID-19 Alert level rise caused a significant drop in revenue. 

More info at workandincome.govt.nz


Resurgence Payment

The Resurgence Support Payment (RSP) is a payment to help support viable and ongoing businesses or organisations due to a COVID-19 alert level increase to level 2 or higher. If your business or organisation is facing a reduction in revenue due to an alert level increase, you may be eligible for the RSP – more information can be found here. 

Eligibility for the Resurgence Support Payment 

Apply for the Resurgence Support Payment 


Other support available for businesses and organisations:

Visit IRD.govt.nz for an overview of some of the measures put in place to support businesses and their employees deal with the impacts of COVID-19. This includes the temporary loss carry-back scheme, leave and wage subsidies, the Small Business Cashflow Scheme and more.  


Financial Support Tool

View the Government’s COVID-19 financial support tool to find out what support is available to you and your business.  






For more specific advice visit covid19.govt.nz
or
Call the business helpline 
0800 50 50 96  

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