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COVID-19 Leave and Self-isolation Support Scheme

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posted on 2023-11-06, 21:18 authored by Mary DalyMary Daly, Sunwoo RyuSunwoo Ryu, Ertugrul PolatErtugrul Polat
The COVID-19 leave and self-isolation support scheme was introduced to provide financial support for workers who were unable to work due to self-isolation, being ill with COVID-19 or caring for others with COVID-19. Employers were required to apply for the leave on behalf of their eligible employees and had to transfer payment to their employees in full

History

Country

New Zealand

Policy Area

Parental leave

Measure

Paid parental leave

Eligibility

Employed or self-employed individuals or contractors who were not able to work from home and self-isolated or had to care for self-isolating dependent children

Type

Cash (social insurance)

Start / Announced Date

23/03/2020

End Date

N/A

Amount

For people working 20 hours or more: NZ$585.8 per week For people working less than 20 hours: NZ$350 per week

Total Cost

NZ$126 million

Recipients

Parents

Route to the child

Indirect

Sources

OECD (2020) Paid sick leave policy responses to the COVID-19 crisis - Version 30 June 2020. Available at: www.oecd.org/employment/COVID19-paid-sick-leave-policy-responses.xlsx Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (2020) COVID-19 leave support scheme changes. Available at: https://web.archive.org/web/20221221212937/https://www.mbie.govt.nz/dmsdocument/12227-COVID-19-leave-support-scheme-changes-proactiverelease-pdf Ministry of Social Development (2020) Employer COVID-19 wage subsidy and leave payment information sheet. Available at: https://web.archive.org/web/20221221213122/https://www.workandincome.govt.nz/documents/eligibility/emergencies/COVID-19/wage-subsidy-and-leave-payment-employer-support-factsheet.pdf

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