Support for employers during Covid-19

21 April 2020

Support for employers during Covid-19

The Government have 2 payments available to support employers affected by COVID-19; a Wage Subsidy and the Essential Workers Leave Support.

  • The COVID-19 Wage Subsidy is to support your business if you're impacted by COVID-19, and face laying off staff or reducing hours.
  • The COVID-19 Essential Workers Leave Support is available for essential businesses to pay their employees who:
    • can't come into work because Ministry of Health guidelines recommend they stay at home, and
    • can't work from home.

Find out what payment to apply for plus other important information when making your application on the Work and Income website HERE.


Other support for employers:
There is a range of support available for businesses. Here are some useful links: