Covid 19

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The COVID-19 Protection Framework

All of New Zealand is moving to Orange at 11:59pm on Wednesday 13 April 2022, in our traffic light system. Read about what that means for businesses here >…/businesses-and-workplaces-at…/

  • 25/02/22 More Omicron affected businesses able to access financial support. The new targeted COVID Support Payment (CSP) will provide additional certainty for businesses struggling with the Omicron outbreak.  READ HERE>
  • Direct IRD LINK HERE>
  • Download COVID-19 posters and resources for your business HERE>

For information about financial support for businesses click HERE>

Government Support:

  • The Pacific Business Trust is providing support for Pasifika people who may be experiencing difficulty in accessing wage subsidies. Access the flyer information HERE>
  • More IRD COVID-19 Business Support information HERE>
  • More MSD COVID-19 Business Support Information HERE>
  • What Government Financial Support are you entitled to? Use the Covid-19 Financial Tool to find out HERE>
  • More Covid-19 Support information HERE>

Further Business Support and Resources:

Activate Tāmaki Makaurau:

The Government has a support package for Auckland businesses affected by alert level restrictions and the COVID-19 Protection Framework. This package helps Auckland businesses access:

• advice and planning support
• support to implement advice and planning
• health and wellbeing support
• business community resources 

For more information click HERE>

Included in this support is the Implementation Grant of up to $4000 +GST that Auckland businesses are encouraged to apply for. For more details click HERE>

  • WorkSafe NZ Covid-19 Safety plan – To document your thinking about how you and your workers will keep safe at work during the COVID-19 pandemic, use this form HERE>
  • Make sure you have the Covid-19 tracer app QR code registered and clearly on display for your business. Information on how to do this can be found on the Government Covid-19 website HERE>
  • Auckland Unlimited Business Toolkit HERE>
  • EMA (Employers & Manufacturers Association) has online courses. Consider joining and learning HERE>
  • The Auckland Chamber of Commerce has a great wealth of business support information HERE>
  • Boost your Digital Business skills with’s FREE online training and resources HERE>
  • Manaaki is a networking platform where small business owners can seek direct advice from fellow experts in the field. Learn more HERE>

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Got questions or need support? Call the free COVID-19 Business Helpline

All New Zealand businesses, including sole traders, can get support and advice on:

  • government financial support
  • support for Auckland businesses
  • what do different COVID-19 Protection Framework levels mean for your business
  • business continuity
  • finding free or subsidised expert help, eg a business mentor or advisor.

Employers can also get specific advice on people challenges, including staffing changes, employee wellbeing, and meeting your health and safety obligations.

PH 0800 500 362