COVID-19 Resurgence Wage Subsidy

The Resurgence Wage Subsidy was a 2 week payment, available between 21 August and 3 September 2020 for employers who weren't already getting a wage subsidy.

It was to support employers, including self-employed people, across New Zealand who were financially impacted by the resurgence of COVID-19 or Alert Level 3 in Auckland between 12 and 30 August.


You can no longer apply for the Resurgence Wage Subsidy.

You can still apply for the Leave Support Scheme if you have staff who can’t work because of COVID-19.

Check to find out about other business supports available.