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Covid-19 Information for Members

Covid-19 is an illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It’s caused by a type of Coronavirus.

Coronavirus disease spreads primarily through contact with an infected person when they cough or sneeze. It also spreads when a person touches a surface or object that has the virus on it, then touches their eyes, nose, or mouth.

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Our thoughts are with our members, their families and their staff at this difficult and challenging time. This page covers an overview of the latest updates sent by email to MTA members. 

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Latest Updates

Update 10 November 2020

Small Business Cashflow Loan Scheme extended

The Small Business Cashflow Loan Scheme has been extended by three years, with provision for up to two years interest free.

The changes were announced yesterday, as the Government accelerates its economic response to Covid-19 to support small businesses.

The scheme, which was due to expire at the end of this year, is extended out to 31 December 2023, with the interest free period extended from one year to two years.

Also, the criteria the loans can be used for will be broadened beyond core business operating costs to capital items.

Businesses can apply for the SBCS loan through their myIR accounts.

As of this morning, the IRD website had not been updated to reflect yesterday’s announcement. We’ll alert you as soon as it has.