Hon Grant Robertson
Minister of Finance
The new COVID-19 Resurgence Support Payment is now open for applications following the increased alert levels in
Auckland in the past week.
“This payment is available to all businesses in New Zealand that meet the eligibility criteria, not just those in
Auckland,” Grant Robertson said.
“We made the decision to offer the payment more broadly in recognition of the fact that businesses around the country
may have their revenue affected by Auckland being in higher alerts levels for longer.”
In order to qualify for the payment businesses must show a 30 percent drop in revenue over a seven day period compared
with a typical similar revenue period in the six weeks prior to the Alert Level rise.
Or if it is a seasonal business applying they must show a 30 percent revenue drop compared with a similar week the
The payment includes a core per business rate of $1500 plus $400 per employee up to a total of 50 FTEs. That is a
maximum payment of $21,500.
Businesses can apply for the payment by logging into their MyIR
account. Further information can be found on the Inland Revenue website
Other support available includes the Leave Support Scheme which helps businesses to help pay workers told to
self-isolate because of COVID-19 and the Short-Term Absence Payment which covers eligible workers needing to stay at
home while awaiting a COVID-19 test result.