Information for Industry
Resurgence Wage Subsidy announced
A 2-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 new scheme will be available for 2 weeks from 1 September, when the existing Wage Subsidy Extension scheme expires.
The criteria will be similar to the existing Wage Subsidy Extension — businesses must have had, or are predicting to have, a revenue drop due to COVID-19 of at least 40%. The revenue drop applies for any consecutive period of at least 14 days between 12 August and 10 September, compared to a similar period last year.
Applications for the updated Wage Subsidy Scheme will be open by Friday 21 August.
QR code requirement
If you have not already generated an official QR code poster for each of your premises, you will need to get your posters before 11:59am on 19 August 2020 through the webform here.