In the meantime, Tāranga Health has opened a vaccination centre, especially for frontline workers. If you and your team"are still operating an accommodation premises with guests at Alert Level 4, you can walk into this clinic. Please find more information below."

Essential Worker Vaccinations
Essential worker walk-in vaccinations are now available, starting Friday 20 August to Friday 27 August"from 9am - 5pm at the Gisborne Harriers Club, 91 Innes Street, Elgin.
No appointment necessary.
Please note that this clinic is specifically for frontline healthcare and essential workers.

Financial Support

COVID-19 Wage Subsidy
Applications for the"COVID-19 Wage Subsidy August 2021 opened"today, Friday 20 August, and are open for two weeks.
The Wage Subsidy August 2021 will cover a two-week period at the rate of:

  • $600 a week for each full-time employee retained (20 hours a week or more).
  • $359 a week for each part-time employee retained (less than 20 hours a week).

The declaration lists all the eligibility criteria in full, and you need to agree to this when you apply. You must meet all these criteria to get the COVID-19 Wage Subsidy in August 2021.
Learn more and apply here.

Other financial support is also available:
Resurgence Support Payment
Short-Term Absence Payment
COVID-19 Leave Support Scheme

TIA has compiled a list of resources available that can assist both staff and managers around managing wellbeing both personally and in the workplace. You can download them here.

Accommodation guidelines
TIA, Holiday Parks NZ and Hospitality NZ have developed guidelines to assist accommodation providers."Please note that"any"government"directives take precedence"over the"guidelines. Operators should continue to"monitor government announcements and directives."

National Temporary Accommodation Service
Anyone that is caught out with urgent accommodation needs should call the National Temporary Accommodation Service 0508 754 163.

For further official upPublishDates, please refer to the Government COVID-19 website:

PublishDate: 20 August 2021