The Government is providing businesses with help in a range of ways.
Resurgence Support Payment
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.
Short-Term Absence Payments
Small Business Cashflow Loan Scheme
Business Debt Hibernation
A Business debt hibernation is aimed at temporarily reducing the burden of existing debts, so you can stay solvent and start trading normally again.
Sole traders aren’t eligible for business debt hibernation.
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.