News from Louise - Alert level update - 20 August 2021

You may already have heard that the alert level 4 lockdown has been extended for all of New Zealand until Tuesday 24 August, 11.59 pm.  

I just wanted to touch base and remind you that my team and I are working from home and available to help if you need it. Watch my video message here 

Please do reach out if you need any assistance or clarification of what alert level 4 means for you, your family and your business.

You can call or email us at:

You can also like my Facebook page or follow me on Instagram where I am posting regular updates and other bits of information. 

Our parliamentary activities are continuing as an essential service and more information on our work on issues such as Three Waters will be circulated shortly.

I hope you and your family are doing well. Stay safe, stay strong.

Kind regards

Useful links for businesses - COVID-19: Information for businesses. 
Business Helpline - If you have questions about alert levels, how to access Government business support or general resources, the helpline is free - 0800 500 362 for the North Island, or 0800 50 50 96 for the South Island.
Financial Support Tool - If you are experiencing financial pressure, the financial support tool can help you find out what financial support is available whether you are an employer, are self-employed or a sole trader.
Wage Subsidy Scheme - Eligible employers can apply for support if they expect a loss of 40% of revenue due to alert level increase. The payment is so that employers can keep paying staff and protect jobs. Applications open at 9 am on Friday, 20 August 2021, for two weeks.
Resurgence Support Payment - Available for small businesses that experience a loss of 30 % of revenue due to alert level increase to level 2 or higher. Eligible businesses can apply to receive up to $1500 plus $400 per full-time equivalent employee, up to a maximum of 50 full-time employees. Applications will open at 8am on 24 August 2021.