COVID-19 Wage Subsidy August 2021

updated 31.08.21

Help is available if you are experiencing financial distress because of COVID-19.

Please note there are now two separate rounds of the Wage Subsidy, the initial two-week Wage Subsidy August 2021 & the Wage Subsidy August 2021 #2. See the updated text in bold under "To qualify:" & "When Can I apply?" for the specific dates below. Also an extract from work and income website, "Extra information for the second round of the wage subsidy:"

Who can get the wage subsidy?

To qualify:

How much money will I receive?

When can I apply?

As an employer, what are my obligations under employment law at this time?

What do I need to pay my staff?

Extra Information for the second round of wage Subsidy: (extracted directly from "work and income" website for clarity) updated 31.08.21

How can I apply?


Work & Income - Wage Subsidy Link (click here) Work & Income - Wage Subsidy Link (click here)




COVID-19 Resurgence Support Payment August 2021


The Resurgence Support Payment (RSP) is available to help support viable and ongoing businesses or organisations due to a COVID-19 alert level increase to level 2 or higher. If your business or organisation is facing a reduction in revenue due to an alert level increase, you may be eligible for the RSP.

To qualify:


Important information:

How much money can I receive?
The Resurgence Support Payment is capped at the lesser of:


When can I apply?



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