Māori businesses

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. 

Check out the eligibility criteria and application process here. 

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

The COVID-19 Short-Term Absence Payment is a one-off payment available for  businesses to help pay employees who cannot work from home whilst they wait for a COVID-19 test result. Apply here.

Small Business Cashflow Scheme

The Small Business Cashflow Scheme provides loans to small businesses who have been impacted by COVID-19. Check if you are eligible for the scheme here.  Apply here.

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.

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