The COVID-19 Public Health
Order allows for building, construction, and maintenance
services required for one or both of the following:
- to address
immediate risks to health and safety:
important infrastructure means infrastructure that enables or supports supply
chains that are needed for one or both of the following:
- to provide for
the current needs of people and communities
- to enable or
support the recovery of the whole or any part of New Zealand from the
effects of COVID-19.
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment is working on further guidance
on each of these points, and we will update members when this is
Government has also issued updated requirements around the use of masks under
Alert Level 4. Face coverings are now mandatory for most public
places. All people at businesses and services operating at Alert Level 4
will need to wear a face covering.
Wage Subsidy Scheme
has announced that a wage subsidy will be available to businesses impacted by
New Zealand moving to COVID-19 Alert Level 4 on 17 August 2021.
be available to all New Zealand businesses and self-employed people that meet
eligibility criteria. The COVID-19 Wage Subsidy August 2021 is a payment for
employers to keep paying staff and protect jobs.
will be open from 9am on Friday 20 August 2021 for two weeks. You can register
for an email update using the Wage Subsidy enquiry form.
COVID-19 Resurgence Support Payment (RSP)
Resurgence Support Payment (RSP) is a payment to help support viable and
ongoing businesses or organisations due to a COVID-19 alert level increase to
level 2 or higher. If your business or organisation is facing a reduction in
revenue due to an alert level increase, you may be eligible for the RSP.
for the alert level increase announced on 17 August will open at 8am on 24
business or organisation must have experienced at least a 30% drop in revenue
or a 30% decline in capital-raising ability over a 7-day period, due to the
increased COVID-19 alert level.
activated any business in New Zealand that has experienced a 30% drop in
revenue or capital raising ability over a 7 day period as a result of the alert
level increase would be eligible (subject to all other criteria being
eligible businesses and organisations can apply for
RSP is activated, eligible businesses and organisations can apply to receive
the lesser of:
- $1,500 plus $400
per full-time equivalent (FTE) employee, up to a maximum of 50 FTEs
- four times (4x)
the actual revenue decline experienced by the applicant.
possible that the Government could decide to activate the RSP multiple times if
there are multiple alert level increases from level 1. Businesses and
organisations can apply for the RSP each time it's activated, as long as they
meet the eligibility criteria.
information on the RSP can be found here.
If you have
any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or
on 021 272 7879.
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