COVID-19 Resurgence Wage Subsidy

Kāpiti Business - Covid-19 Wage subsidy extended.

A two-week COVID-19 Resurgence Wage Subsidy payment will be available nationally for employers, including self-employed people, who are financially impacted by the resurgence of COVID-19 and changes to COVID Alert Levels.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • You must have had or expect to have a revenue drop of at least 40% for a 14 day period, between 12 August to 10 September 2020, compared to a similar period past year. The decline must also be related to COVID-19.
  • You must be an eligible employer and you must name the employee for who you are applying for the subsidy.
  • The subsidy is for 2-weeks from the day you submit your application, $585.80 for people working 20 hours or more per week and $350.00 for people working less than 20 hours per week.
  • Businesses will be able to apply for this new round of subsidy from Friday 21 August 2020 until Thursday 03 September 2020.More information can be found at:

    We are here to help

    We understand that this is a challenging time for both employers and employees, so please contact the Star People team if you require any assistance.

    For advice on this or any other HR or Recruitment services don’t hesitate to give Sheryl or Julia a call – 04 293 4833 or see