As we find ourselves jumping in and out of Alert Level 2 and 3 depending on where in the country you’re based, we wanted to highlight the financial support you can access if needed.

Wage Subsidy
More information about a new Wage Subsidy for employers and self-employed people throughout New Zealand is now available  For more information please check this website.

Resurgence Support Payment
The Resurgence Support Payment (RSP) is for businesses or organisations with reduced revenue due to a COVID alert level increase to level 2 or higher. Learn more about eligibility and which businesses can apply for this support.

Short-term Absence Payment
This is available for businesses, including self-employed people, to help pay employees who cannot work from home while they wait for a COVID-19 test result. You can claim a one-off payment of $350 for each eligible employee. Find out how to apply here.

Leave Support Scheme
For employees, and self-employed, who have to self-isolate but cannot work from home, this scheme ensures they’ll still receive some income during self-isolation. For eligibility criteria and how to apply see here.

For further information on all other forms of financial support visit this COVID-19 Unite page.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact our PKF team.

Kind regards

PKF Hamilton