Part of the government’s $12.1 billion COVID-19 relief package targets redeployment.

The government will allocate approximately $100 million to help with employee training to work in other industries not impacted by coronavirus. The Tairawhiti region will be the first to receive this assistance due to massive job losses within the forestry sector.

In addition, the Government will also provide $500 million for extra health funding along with $600 million for the aviation sector.