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Phase 3 of the Red Level

We move to Phase 3 of the RED level at midnight tonight…so we've summarized all the good bits so you know who needs to isolate and what financial support you may be able to get if workers are off work.

From midnight tonight, close contacts will no longer be required to self-isolate - only those confirmed cases of COVID-19 their household contacts are required to isolate.

Below is a handy diagram for you to share with your team.

Rapid Antigen tests will now be our primary form of testing (PCR tests will only be required by some clinical cases).

RATs are now available from locations all over the country and those locations can be found: Healthpoint

Shortly RATs will also be available to purchase through retail outlets as well.

Financial support for businesses
There are three different types of financial support available for employers to help with paying wages to those that are isolating, and staying afloat when experiencing a 40%decrease in revenue.

COVID-19 Support Payment:
COVID-19 Support Payment information (ird.govt.nz)

Short Term Absence Payment: 
Who can get the COVID-19 Short-Term Absence Payment - Work and Income

COVID-19 Leave Support Scheme:
Who can get the COVID-19 Leave Support Scheme - Work and Income

Take care out there.  As always, if you need a hand with anything, just  call, text, email, DM, PM, or send a pigeon.

Team OSHbox.


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