Essential HR

Covid-19 – Wages Subsidy and Resurgence Support

Sunday 28th February 2021

Well, this was not what any of us wanted to hear, but it is what it is.  I will not waste your time – just four things for you:

-          Canterbury and the West Coast at level 2 – thank goodness no worse, so just be vigilant and watch that social distancing.

-          For anyone who is affected by the change in alert levels you may be eligible for one or both of the following:

-          If you have any intention of reducing pay to staff who you have to send home because of Covid-19, please remember to consult with them before reducing pay.  We can advise on this.

-          If you have staff who have to stay off work and self-isolate, there is still support available for this – Short Term absence support



Essential HR are here to help.  For ongoing help, contact Mike on 027 2808546 or and Beccy on or 027 2909070 – our landline should be up and running shortly – apologies for delays in reaching us on cell phones. 

I’m happy for you to pass this on to others.

If you need to conference call, we are all set up with Zoom.