COVID-19 Leave Scheme Payment

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Children and young people have what they need

Lead agency:
Ministry of Social Development
Action timeframe:
From April 2020

To support essential workers, the scheme subsides eligible businesses, and allows them to pay those workers who need to take leave owing to the COVID-19 Public Health guidance. The scheme offers the same rates as the Wage Subsidy Scheme of $585.80 per week for full-time workers and $350.00 per week for part-time workers.