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Funding support for businesses with staff isolating

Business South —

If you have employees self-isolating because they have COVID-19, or they are waiting on their test results and they are unable to work from home, the Government will provide support to help pay their wages.

The COVID-19 Leave Support Scheme is for those self-isolating due to having COVID-19 or being a close or household contact. 

The COVID-19 Short-Term Absence Payment is for those who are isolating while waiting for a test result. 

Information sheets on these payments can be downloaded here.

Employers' guide to staff absences

Our Legal Team has created a helpful guide outlining the latest in self-isolation requirements, employer obligations and relevant financial support. You can find this attached to the bottom of this article.

Business Helpline

Need help understanding what support is available? Please remember the Business Helpline can answer any questions you might have – this is a fully-funded service available for all businesses in the South Island. Please call: 0800 50 50 96.