COVID-19 update 20 August 2021

Lockdown update Friday 20th August

We trust you are managing to stay on top of everything during these last few days. Fingers crossed it is for the short term. We are working remotely, but still very accessible, so please contact us for any support you require, whether it is by phone, email, or we’re more than happy to arrange a video conference to talk face to face. 

Now that it is confirmed that the rest of New Zealand is in lockdown through to midnight Tuesday 24th August, this opens up access to the business support packages, which we have outlined below. A good number of you have already been in touch, but if you do have any questions please make contact and we can help you work through the options available.


Applications for the COVID-19 Wage Subsidy August 2021 are now open.   The Wage Subsidy August 2021 is payment to support employers, so they can continue to pay employees and protect jobs for businesses affected by the move to Alert Level 4 on 17 August 2021.  Please note that this includes self-employed persons. Eligibility:

Like previous Wage Subsidy support, you are encouraged to take active steps to mitigate the impact of the move to Alert Level 4 on your business activities (including engaging with your bank, drawing on cash reserves, making insurance claims etc).
For the period that you receive the subsidy:

Please note that you cannot apply for multiple subsidy payments, i.e., Leave Support Scheme plus Wage Subsidy for the same employee at the same time.
To apply please


Applications for the alert level increase announced on 17 August will open at 8am on 24 August.

The Resurgence Support Payment is a payment to help support viable and ongoing businesses or organisations due to a COVID-19 alert level increase to level 2 or higher.

Eligible businesses or organisations can apply to receive the lesser of:

Calculations for this support payment must be based on what has happened, not a forecast of what might happen.
Please note that receiving any other Government COVID-19 support does not affect eligibility for the RSP.
This support payment is managed by the Inland Revenue and more information can be found at:
The Short Term Absence Payment and Leave Support Scheme also remain in operation.
We will continue to keep you updated if there are any new COVID-19 financial announcements.
If you would like to discuss your eligibility for these support payments or need any assistance navigating this financial period, please reach out to our team – we’re here to help.

Stay safe,
The PKF Dunedin Team

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