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Auckland is at Alert Level 3 and the rest of New Zealand at Alert Level 2. Mediations will be conducted remotely via phone or online video conference in Auckland.

Resurgence Support Payment

A Resurgence Support Payment may be activated if the alert level increases from Level 1 for a week or more.

Businesses and organisations will be eligible if they experience a 30% drop in revenue over a 7 day period after an alert level increase and meet other eligibility criteria.

This drop is compared to a typical 7 day period in the 6 weeks before the increase in alert level. The decline in revenue must be a result of the specific alert level change, not just COVID-19 in general. You must have been in business for at least 6 months to be eligible.

Charities, not-for-profit organisations, the self-employed and pre-revenue businesses, such as start-ups, may also be eligible.

This payment is not a loan, so does not need to be repaid. The payment must be used to help cover business expenses such as wages and fixed costs. Applications will remain open for 1 month after the return to Alert Level 1.

You can apply through myIR from 23 February 2021. If your businesses doesn’t have a myIR account, you will need to create one to apply.

More information, including how to apply and how to calculate your drop in revenue: 

COVID-19 Resurgence Support Payment — Inland Revenue (external link)

Login to myIR — Inland Revenue (external link)

Register a myIR account for a business or organisation — Inland Revenue (external link)

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