Support for businesses
Golden rules for business at Alert Level 2
- COVID-19 is still out there. Play it safe.
- All businesses can operate if they can do so safely. Alternative ways of working are still encouraged where possible.
- Talk with your workers to identify risks and ways to manage them.
- Ask everyone, workers, contractors and customers, with cold or flu-like symptoms to stay away from your premises.
- Keep groups of customers at least 1 metre apart, or 2 metres for retail businesses.
- Keep contact tracing records of anyone who will have close interaction for example workers, contractors or customers. Retail businesses are not required to keep contact tracing records.
- Reduce the number of shared surfaces, and regularly disinfect them.
- Wash your hands. Wash your hands. Wash your hands.
Government Support packages
COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Scheme
Treasury releases new economic modelling report
Business Cashflow and Tax Measures
Tax relief for businesses
For information on Time Bar for 2019 income tax returns from The Inland Revenue Department visit the IRD website
Business Finance Guarantee and Mortgage Holidays
Information for Landlords
Other sources of information
NZTE Marketplace & Air Freight Availability
Latest Regional Business Partner webinars and funding
COVID-19 Advisory Funding
- Health and Wellness
- Business Continuity Planning
- Finance and Cashflow Management
- Have undergone an assessment with a Regional Partner (i.e.: Growth Advisor);
- Have fewer than 50 full time equivalent employees;
- Are registered for GST in New Zealand;
- Are operating in a commercial environment; and
- Are a privately owned businesses, or are a Maori Trust or incorporation under the Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 or similar organisation managing Maori assets under multiple ownership.
- The Growth Advisor needs to be satisfied that this support will be beneficial to the customer.
- There are five or fewer people (including the owner) working at each business site, and
- can achieve social distancing measures, including travelling, to and from work.
- Tourism Industry Aotearoa
- Tourism Talent and Go With Tourism
Page reviewed: 22 May 2020 3:36pm