COVID-19: Latest Updates

COVID-19: Latest Updates

A Resurgence Wage Subsidy payment will be available from 1pm on 21 August 2020 for employers who are financially impacted by the resurgence of COVID-19.

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.

More information about the COVID-19 Resurgence Wage Subsidy(external link)

At 12 noon on Wednesday 12 August New Zealand's Alert Levels will change.

Auckland will move to Alert Level 3.

Restrictions for Auckland at Alert Level 3

The rest of New Zealand will move to Alert Level 2.

Alert Level 2

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