February 2022 Newsletter


Our Response to COVID-19 

While the COVID-19 situation continues to shift and change, our commitment to keeping our clients and staff safe remains unchanged.  With this in mind, please be aware that all visitors and clients are required to provide evidence of their vaccine pass as a condition of entry to McCoy & Co premises.  Rest assured that while we retain visitor records confidentially for 60 days (in the event of contact tracing requirements), we do not store or share your vaccine information and records.  However, if you prefer not to share vaccination information we are happy to arrange telephone or video meetings and/or make appointments at an alternative location where face-to-face meetings or the contactless exchange of documents can proceed safely.

Over the coming months we anticipate there may be times our staff will work remotely from home but we remain available to you.  As a helpful reminder, here are our key contact details should you need to get hold of us:

  • Craig McCoy -             DDI 03 353 1324          M 021 338 166
  • Richard Taylor -           DDI 03 353 1322          021 439 199
  • Bevan Ralfe -              DDI 03 353 1329          021 608 556
  • Garth Snell -                DDI 03 595 0921          021 298 3422
  • Nicole Crisp -               DDI 03 595 0922          021 353 577
  • Michael Yeatman -       DDI 03 353 1328          021 328 745
  • Sam Waugh -              DDI 03 353 1323           021 084 59759
  • Trudie Thorne -           DDI 03 353 1326           021 351 282
  • Rochelle Cottom -       DDI 03 353 1327           M 021 235 8727
  • Rachel McVie -           DDI 03 595 5143           027 281 5122

The COVID-19 Short-Term Absence Payment

The Short-Term Absence payment is for businesses (including self-employed) to help pay for workers who can't work from home or attend work while they wait for the results of a Covid-19 test. To be eligible, workers need to be unable to work from home and need to miss work while waiting for their test results.

There’s a one-off payment of $359 for each eligible worker. Employers or the self-employed can apply for any worker once in any 30-day period, unless a health official or doctor tells the worker to get another test.

To apply, businesses must not be getting any of the following payments at the same time for the same worker to cover any situation that is also covered by the Short-Term Absence Payment, 

any other COVID-19 Wage Subsidy, or Leave Support Scheme payments.

You cannot get more than one COVID-19 payment for the same employee at the same time.

Find out more about the Short-Term Absence Payment on the Work and Income Website.

Terms of Engagement

As part of our regular review processes we are in the process of updating Terms of Engagement for all our clients to ensure our service and authority permissions remain current.  Please keep an eye out for your personal update over the next few months.  We will also be inviting you to utilise FuseSign - our time saving, digital signature tool – if you are not already doing so. 
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