COVID-19 Support & Info

COVID-19 Support & Information

New Zealand is now operating at Alert Level 4.

Only certain businesses may remain open to the public during the Alert Level 4 period. If a business is not sure if it provides Alert Level 4 services or products, it should close. If you are a business or worker in a non-Alert-Level-4 business, you may still work — as long as this is from home. If you cannot work remotely, you must stay home. The link below has information including, travelling to work at Level 4, keeping employees safe,  and if your business is a location of interest.

Doing Business at Alert Level 

Financial Support for Business

Covid 19 Wage Subsidy Scheme

If your business cannot operate because of Alert Level 4 restrictions or you will lose revenue, you can apply for the COVID-19 Wage Subsidy scheme to help keep paying your staff. Businesses and self-employed people must expect a 40% drop in revenue to be eligible to receive the wage subsidy. The wage subsidy is paid in a 2 week lump sum. You can get:

  • $600 per week for each full-time employee
  • $359 per week for each part-time employee

Businesses anywhere in New Zealand can apply for the Wage Subsidy Scheme if they are eligible. Applications open on Friday 20 August 2021 at 9am and will be open for 2 weeks. You need to apply through Work and Income. Covid 19 Wage Subsidy August 2021 - Work and Income

Please contact us if we can help in any way 03 687 2682 or email enquiries@venturetimaru.nz