Minister Grant Robertson has announced a two-week COVID-19 Resurgence Wage Subsidy payment will be available nationally for employers, including self-employed people, who are financially impacted by the resurgence of COVID-19 and changes to COVID Alert Levels.
The subsidy is so businesses can keep paying their employees.
Who can get it?
New Zealand employers who have had, or expect to have, a revenue drop of at least 40% because of COVID-19, for a 14 day period between 12 August to 10 September, compared to a similar period last year can get it.
You can’t receive more than one COVID-19 payment for the same employee at the same time.
When to apply?
You can apply for the Resurgence Wage Subsidy from 1pm on 21 August until 3 September 2020.