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The Government has announced a further round of financial support for businesses impacted by COVID-19. This is targeted at businesses struggling in the red light setting.
UPDATE 11 March 2022:
Find out more on the IRD website.
In addition, the Leave Support Scheme and the Short-Term Absence Payment remain available. The Wage Subsidy and the Resurgence Support Payment are not currently available for businesses.
The leave support scheme is available to employers, including self-employed people, to help pay staff who have been told to self-isolate because of Covid-19 and can’t work at home.
It is paid at a flat rate of $600 a week for full-time workers who were working 20 hours or more a week, or $359 a week for part-time workers who were working fewer than 20 hours a week.
Find out more on the Work and Income website.
This is a payment available for businesses and self-employed people to help pay their employees who cannot work from home while they wait for the result of a Covid-19 test. It is paid at $359 per eligible worker.
If you have any questions about accessing this relief, please speak to your Nexia advisor or get in touch via our general contact details.
We will update our website as further details are announced.