COVID-19 Info for Coaches

All of the information listed below is current as of 25 May 2020. 

We have now received detailed guidelines for sport from Sport NZ. The guidelines state that “Personal trainers should continue to work from home and use online and video conferencing facilities to deliver their training”. This is obviously not the outcome we were hoping for in regard to coaching but are pleased that some tennis activity can be played under strict conditions. You can view the revised Alert Level 3 Guidelines HERE.

You’ll all be aware that we move out of Level 4 at 11:59pm on Monday 27 April and we will keep you updated throughout. We hope for a more positive update in relation to how long NZ will be in Level 3 so that coaching can recommence.

Whilst we are disappointed for coaches, it is not our decision to make and we respect the decision that The Ministry of Health has made to protect the community.

Covid-19 Virus Economic Stimulus Package

For full details and to find out if you and your coaching team are eligible for to apply for the stimulus package, please click here. Please read the information under the ‘Wage Subsidy’ heading, we’ve also included some basic details below:

  • You need to be current New Zealand tax residents (i.e. Self Employed with an NZ IRD number)
  • You should be based in New Zealand currently
  • You need a New Zealand bank account
  • You need to be able to demonstrate their revenue (income) will or has dropped by at least 30% in any particular month January-May inclusive, when compared to the equivalent month last year (e.g. March or April income in 2020 vs equivalent income in March or April 2019) and that this is as a result of Covid-19.
  • Full-time coaches may be eligible for a lump sum payment equivalent to $585.80 per week for 12 weeks ($7029.60 total)
  • Part-time coaches may be eligible for a lump sum payment equivalent to $350.00 per week for 12 weeks ($4200 total)

I’m Self Employed: please click here to access the online application form.

I’m an Employer (For a Business with multiple employees): please click here to access the online application form.

Tennis NZ does not have any additional information other than what is online, we suggest you contact Work & Income NZ directly should you have any questions.

We hope this comes as some positive news for our coaching community.

Tennis NZ is monitoring all available news sources regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. As the situation changes daily we are making decisions regarding appropriate measures for tennis and will post updates here. Please consult our Health Advice & Guidelines page for more guidance.