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20 August 2021

Alert Level 4 lockdown extended until Tuesday, 24 August nationwide

With today's confirmation that Alert Level 4 will be extended to 11:59pm on Tuesday 24 August our thoughts are with those event professionals whose events have been cancelled or postponed, and those who need to activate contingency plans at short notice. We certainly hope this rise in alert levels resolves quickly and that the events industry can continue with its recovery.

Financial support

The Wage Subsidy Scheme is available nationally when there's a regional or national move to Alert Levels 3 and 4 for a period of seven days and helps eligible businesses keep paying staff and protect jobs. The Wage Subsidy Scheme allows eligible employers anywhere in the country to apply for support if they expect a loss of 40 per cent of revenue. Businesses will be eligible for $600 per week per full-time equivalent employee, and $359 per week per part-time employee. Find out more on the link below:

The Resurgence Support Payment (RSP) is a payment to help support viable and ongoing businesses or organisations due to a COVID-19 alert level increase to level 2 or higher. If your business or organisation is facing a reduction in revenue due to an alert level increase, you may be eligible for the RSP. Find out more on the link below:

COVID-19 Industry impact snapshot on events

Please complete this 1 minute survey to assist with our advocacy work on behalf of the events sector.

Let us know which events you have had to postpone or cancel due to this latest lockdown. The names of the affected events will be made public if needed. However the numeric information will only be used as part of an overall figure. 

P.S: Please complete one questionnaire per organisation. Survey closing on Tuesday 24 August. 

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Kia kaha, 

Ségolène de Fontenay
General Manager, NZEA