Government support for businesses recovering from COVID-19. Details here.
There are a number of assistance options available for businesses and employers/employees:
. Resurgence Wage Subsidy
The Resurgence Wage Subsidy is a 2-week payment. It's available nationally for qualifying businesses who have had, or expect to have, a revenue drop of at least 40% because of COVID-19 for a continuous 14 day period between 12 August to 10 September
compared to a similar period last year.
2. COVID-19 Leave Support Scheme
The COVID-19 Leave Support Scheme is available for employers, including sole traders, to pay their employees who can't work.
3. COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Extension
A Wage Subsidy Extension payment is available to support employers, including self-employed people, who are still significantly impacted by COVID-19. Applications close just before midnight on September 1 2020 (11.59pm).
Criteria details here.
More details here.
4. COVID-19 Small Business Cashflow Loan Scheme (SBCS)
The Small Business Cashflow (loan) Scheme has been extended until the end of 2020. Applications can now be submitted up to and including 31 December 2020.
5. COVID-19 Income Relief Payment
If you lose your job (including self-employment) from 1 March 2020 to 30 October 2020 due to COVID-19, you may be eligible for the COVID-19 Income Relief Payment.