Support for businesses

1. Overview

The COVID-19 New Zealand Government website has information on financial support and help for businesses.


If you need any business-related advice or support the COVID-19 Business Helpline is available for all businesses in the South Island - so please do contact this service if you need help: 0800 50 50 96

Information on how businesses can operate under the COVID-19 Protection Framework is available here:

2. Managing the impact of COVID-19 cases at your business

Have a plan for COVID-19, particularly the Omicron variant, affecting your workers, suppliers or customers. You want to do everything you can to protect your workplace, workers and community.

The MBIE website has advice and resources to help manage the impact of COVID-19 cases at your business:

How to prepare your business

3. Wage subsidies and other support

Businesses impacted financially by COVID-19 are being offered a range of support measures to help protect jobs. Eligible firms can claim both a resurgence support payment and the wage subsidy, as well as other payments for workers taking Covid tests or in self-isolation. 

More info can be found here:


The website was launched to connects New Zealanders to the wide range of supports and advice available through government agencies to help workers and businesses dealing with the impact of COVID-19.

There's information on apprenticeships, job hunting, jobs, training and business support:

5. Local Support

A number of organisations support the local business community with advice and connections to other businesses.





6. Covid information and advice for the Primary Sector

The Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) provides advice, guidance, and support for those working in the primary sector during the COVID-19 pandemic. It includes information for businesses and staff working in the food, farming, forestry, and fishing industries. 

Federated Farmers have made a checklist on preparing for COVID-19 on farms

7. Employment Related Matters

For all questions about employment related matters please, in the first instance, visit for a wealth of information, tools and resources.