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COVID-19 Wage Subsidy and Resurgence Support Payment Update

Posted by Greg Millar on October 26th, 2021.      4 comments

New COVID Protection Framework

Last week the government announced that District Health Boards have to reach a 90% double vaccination rate before restrictions in Auckland and the rest of the company would be eased.

traffic lightsOnce achieved a new COVID-19 protection framework — Red, Orange and Green like the Traffic Lights — would be introduced to allow certain freedoms. This will replace the old Alert System.

Fifth COVID Wage Subsidy

Just a reminder you have until 28 October 2021 to apply for the fifth wage subsidy.

A business must have at least a 40% decrease in revenue because of Alert level 3 or 4. 

Applications can be made online at Work and Income.

New Resurgence Support Payment

From 12 November 2021 the following changes will occur in the Resurgence Support Payment:

  1. The payment will be fortnightly
  2. Businesses will receive $3,000 per business plus $800 per full-time employee (FTE), up to 50 FTE
  3. The maximum fortnightly payment is $43,000 
  4. If you are self-employed or a sole trader you can receive a payment of $3,800

Eligibility criteria remain the same. Businesses must experience at least a 30% decline in revenue due to Alert Level 3 or 4.

Applications will be able to be made online at the IRD through myIR.



We welcome your thoughts and opinions. Please keep it clean and friendly!
Vanessa Williams says ...
PC, we understand that the RSP will stop once Auckland moves to the new COVID19 Protection Framework (Traffic Light system).
P.C. Nanayakkara says ...
Will resurgence stop when traffic light system comes????
Vanessa Williams from https://www.alliott.co.nz/ says ...
Tony, we understand that the RSP will stop once Auckland moves to the new COVID19 Protection Framework (Traffic Light system).
Tony Gardner says ...
Once the traffic light system is in place in Auckland will the RSP continue? My business's revenue is 80% from outside Auckland and with the border it cannot survive without the RSP.