COVID-19 | RESOURCES


This page brings together all official resources to support business relating to COVID-19 which have been made available. 

If you need business advice, please contact our COVID Business Helpline on 0800 50 50 96. 


Key information

New Zealand moves to Orange in time for Easter
From 11:59pm on Wednesday 13 April 2022 New Zealand moves to Orange, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins has announced .

COVID-19 Resource Toolkit
The COVID-19 Resource Toolkit is a central hub for all New Zealand Government Unite against COVID-19 branded assets and resources, including logos, templates, posters, videos, and social media tiles.

Workplace vaccination guidance
Workplace guidance to help manage COVID-19 including whether vaccine requirements are necessary.  WorkSafe have updated their guidance on risk assessments.


Financial Support available 

Workplace guidance to help manage COVID-19 including whether Government support for businesses recovering from COVID-19. Details here.

A reminder that there is Government financial support for those businesses who are affected by COVID-19.  Note the LSS and CSP can be applied for at the same time. 
 
The Leave Support Scheme
The COVID-19 Leave Support Scheme is available to employers to help pay employees who have been advised to self-isolate because of COVID-19 and can’t work from home. It’s also available to eligible self-employed workers. 

 
Short Term Absence Payment
There’s a one-off payment of $359 payment for each eligible worker.  This only applies to people having PCR tests. 

 
Small Business Cashflow Loan
In February 2022, the Government announced that the SBCS base loan would soon be increasing to $20,000 (from $10,000). This means that for new loans the amount that can be borrowed will be $20,000, plus $1,800 per full-time equivalent employee (up to 50 employees). The loan repayment period remains 5 years (60 months). 


COVID Support Payment
The COVID-19 Support Payment (CSP) is a payment to help support viable and ongoing businesses or organisations which have experienced a 40% or more drop in revenue because of one or more of the following: 

  • The widespread presence of COVID-19 in the New Zealand community
  • The legislative public health measures taken in order to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the New Zealand community
  • Any business circumstances that are, or are reasonably likely to be, a consequence of the circumstances described above

 

Advice for what to do if you have a COVID case in your business
See what to consider and the steps to take if you or one of your workers test positive for COVID-19.

General cleaning advice

For detailed cleaning information and frequently asked questions.

Close Contact Exemption Scheme

Critical workers who provide a health, MIQ, emergency service or are critical workers of a registered critical service provider who are vaccinated and asymptomatic are eligible for the Close Contact Exemption Scheme.

Bubble of One

Any business or sole trader may have a worker who is a household contact on-site if this worker is not customer facing, and can maintain a ‘bubble of one’ while at work (including travel to and from work)

Mask Wearing

While businesses are not required to ensure people wear face masks, they may take steps to encourage it. When considering these steps, businesses should think about how to keep their workers healthy and safe. This should include what you might do if a person becomes angry at the worker who is encouraging people to wear a face mask.

Wellbeing

Tips for checking in on a Colleague's wellbeing

Conversation starters for Managers
A useful resource for Mangers facing Employees with challenging situations.

Business Support Available


New Zealand Immigration COVID-19 Resources

Digital Enablement Tool:

New Zealand Digital Boost Program
A free set of resources and programs to help you bring your business online with confidence, ranging from marketing to accounting, operations and more.

Protective Equipment:


Buy NZ - Face mask information 
Face masks are mandatory for anyone travelling on planes throughout New Zealand.

Register of New Zealand Manufacturers who can produce personal protective equipment related to COVID-19 
Please note this list has been created through businesses opting in. It is up to the individual to do their due diligence before ordering or engaging with the companies listed.




Sector specific information
 
New Zealand Trade and Enterprise - Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for exporters

This site is a resource for New Zealand exporters to help them mitigate the impacts of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Advocacy for Manufacturing and Exporting