COVID-19 Short-Term Absence Payment now available. Resurgence Support Payment (RSP) activated.

On 17 February 2021 the Government activated the Covid Resurgence Support Payment.

Eligible businesses are able to apply for the payment from Tuesday, 23 February 2021 or Monday, 8 March 2021 assuming we stay under the increased alert level till that date.

The RSP was announced before Christmas as part of the Government’s COVID support initiatives for businesses with reduced revenue due to COVID alert level increases.

To be eligible, businesses must experience a 30% drop in revenue or more over a 7-day period after the increased alert level – as well as meet a range of other RSP eligibility criteria. The calculation is retrospective.

Tax agents can apply for the RSP on behalf of their clients, if they have the authority to apply and hold a record of that authority.

You can find full information on the IR website: Resurgence Support Payment (RSP)