We can help you and your whānau if you've been affected by COVID-19. This includes if you're self-isolating.
COVID-19 payments or support available
COVID-19 Leave Support Scheme
This payment is for employers and self-employed people. It's to help them pay employees who are self-isolating because of COVID-19 (or looking after someone who has COVID-19) and can't work from home.
Your employer has to apply for this for you. If you’re self-employed, you’re considered your own employee, and can apply for yourself.
The COVID-19 Leave Support Scheme is paid by Work and Income.
Help while you're self-isolating
Work and Income may be able to help you with:
- money for urgent costs or bills
- help from a community organisation near you for practical support like delivering food or medicine.
Urgent or unexpected costs
If you have to pay for something urgently, get an unexpected bill, or have a personal emergency, we might be able to help.
Examples of costs could be things like:
- power, gas and water bills or heating
- dental treatment
- whiteware (e.g. fridge, freezer, washing machine)
- car repairs.