With COVID-19 Omicron making it’s presence felt near and far, it is a timely reminder of what financial assistance is available to employers to help pay their staff.


Leave Support Scheme – is for staff who are self isolating due to positive test or close contact or have been advised by the Ministry of Health to do so.  This is paid at $600 for +20 hour per week workers or $359 for -20 hour per week workers.


Short Term Absence Payment – is for staff who are waiting on test results and are unable to work from home while isolating.


All information can be found in this link below and how to apply.



Penny Varley

Payroll Administrator