Below you will find up-to-date links to information on taxes, wages and income support needs arising from COVID-19. To view our other links, go back to the main COVID-19 page


Leave Support Scheme (LSS)
The LSS provides a two-week lump sum payment per eligible employer of either $600 per week for full-time workers who were working 20 hours or more per week; or $359 per week for part-time workers who were working less than 20 hours a week. The payment is for employees who must self-isolate due to COVID-19 infection, testing or close contact, and who cannot work from home.
Find out who is eligible and how to apply here >>


Small Business Cashflow Scheme (SBCS)
The SBCS was introduced in 2020 to support small to medium businesses and organisations struggling with a loss of actual revenue due to COVID-19. The SBCS is a loan and must be repaid. Applications are open until 31 December 2023.
Find out how to apply here


Tourism Support
Targeted tourism business support is available to the five South Island regions most affected by the loss of international tourism. This includes the Kaikoura District but not the Waimakariri or Hurunui Districts. Apply directly with ChristchurchNZ. 


View a full and detailed list of Government business support here >>