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We bring together information relating to COVID-19, how it may affect your business and how you can stay up to date as new information becomes available. View here.
A fully funded business helpline service is available for all businesses in Aotearoa New Zealand.
If you need business support for any COVID related issues, give us a call – 0800 50 50 96.
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If you need business advice, please contact our COVID Business Helpline on 0800 50 50 96.
Financial Support available
Workplace guidance to help manage COVID-19 including whether Government support for businesses recovering from COVID-19. Details here.
A reminder that there is Government financial support for those businesses who are affected by COVID-19. Note the LSS and CSP can be applied for at the same time.
The Leave Support Scheme
The COVID-19 Leave Support Scheme is available to employers to help pay employees who have been advised to self-isolate because of COVID-19 and can’t work from home. It’s also available to eligible self-employed workers.
Short Term Absence Payment
There’s a one-off payment of $359 payment for each eligible worker. This only applies to people having PCR tests.
Small Business Cashflow Loan
In February 2022, the Government announced that the SBCS base loan would soon be increasing to $20,000 (from $10,000). This means that for new loans the amount that can be borrowed will be $20,000, plus $1,800 per full-time equivalent employee (up to 50 employees). The loan repayment period remains 5 years (60 months).
COVID Support Payment
The COVID-19 Support Payment (CSP) is a payment to help support viable and ongoing businesses or organisations which have experienced a 40% or more drop in revenue because of one or more of the following:
Advice for what to do if you have a COVID case in your business
See what to consider and the steps to take if you or one of your workers test positive for COVID-19.
General cleaning advice
For detailed cleaning information and frequently asked questions.
Close Contact Exemption Scheme
Critical workers who provide a health, MIQ, emergency service or are critical workers of a registered critical service provider who are vaccinated and asymptomatic are eligible for the Close Contact Exemption Scheme.
Bubble of One
Any business or sole trader may have a worker who is a household contact on-site if this worker is not customer facing, and can maintain a ‘bubble of one’ while at work (including travel to and from work)
While businesses are not required to ensure people wear face masks, they may take steps to encourage it. When considering these steps, businesses should think about how to keep their workers healthy and safe. This should include what you might do if a person becomes angry at the worker who is encouraging people to wear a face mask.