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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.

You can keep up with what’s happening globally here >>

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. 

We’ve created the following additional alert pages:

Alert Level 1 Golden Rules

  1. If you're sick, stay home
  2. If you have cold or flu symptoms call your doctor
  3. Wash your hands
  4. Sneeze or cough into your elbow and disinfect surfaces
  5. Isolate immediately if told to by authorities
  6. If you have underlying conditions, talk with your GP about precautions
  7. Keep track of where you've been
  8. Face coverings are compulsory when using public transport or domestic flights - find out more >>
  9. Stay vigilant
  10. Be kind to others and to yourself
  11. Register for QR code posters here >> 

Latest Updates

Update 29 June 2021

Alert Level Update

This afternoon the Government announced that the current Alert Level 2 restrictions in the Wellington Region will be lifted at 11.59pm tonight.

From that time Wellington rejoins the rest of New Zealand at Alert Level 1.

Testing centres will remain open across the Wellington region.

Wellingtonians were reminded to keep up good habits, "stay vigilant, stay sharp" and to get a test if they show symptoms.

If you haven’t checked already, the locations of interest can be found on the Ministry of Health’s website.

If you have been isolating because you were in a location of interest, then you need to remain isolating in line with the guidance set out for the location of interest, irrespective of the Alert Level change.

Covid-19 Resurgence Support Payment

A reminder that the move to Alert Level 2 has triggered the Resurgence Support Payment (RSP).

The RSP is for viable and ongoing businesses or organisations with reduced revenue due to a Covid-19 Alert Level increase to Alert Level 2 or higher. 

Applications for the payment will open in myIR for eligible business and organisations seven days after an Alert Level increase.

The RSP page on the Inland Revenue website notes that, “We expect that eligible businesses will be able to apply for the resurgence support payment later this week. Please check back later this week.”

In order to qualify for the payment, businesses must show a 30 percent drop in revenue or capital over a seven day period compared with a typical similar revenue period in the six weeks prior to the Alert Level rise.

Applications remain open for one month after the return to Alert Level 1 – at 11.59pm tonight.

Update 4 May 2021

Many subsidies and support options offered for Covid-19 have ended. Work and Income's website has further details >>