The Government is providing businesses with help in a range of ways.
COVID-19 Support Payment
If your business is struggling with revenue due to COVID-19 you may be eligible for the COVID-19 Support Payment.
The payment is to support viable and on going business who have experience a 40% or more drop in revenue due to COVID-19 circumstances.
Leave Support Scheme
If your business meets the eligibility criteria you can also apply for the Leave Support Scheme which will pay workers if they have COVID-19 and have been instructed by a health official to self-isolate and cannot work from home. Apply here.
COVID-19 Short Term Absence Payment
Small Business Cashflow Scheme
COVID-19 and the workplace
Employment New Zealand has up-to-date guidance for employees, employers, and businesses around COVID-19 and the workplace, including leave and pay entitlements, modifying employment agreements and more, click here for more information.
Vaccines and the workplace
The Government is introducing a range of measures to protect workplaces and workers from COVID-19. Read more about the vaccination guidance for businesses here.
Business can also utilise the vaccination assessment tool. This tool provides a clear, legal framework to help businesses make decisions about vaccinations in the workplace. It will be optional for businesses to use the tool.