Golden rules for businesses
- If you’re sick, stay home. Don’t go to work or school. Don’t socialise.
- If you have cold or flu symptoms call your doctor or Healthline and make sure you get tested.
- Wash your hands. Wash your hands. Wash your hands.
- Sneeze and cough into your elbow, and regularly disinfect shared surfaces.
- If you are told by health authorities to self-isolate you must do so immediately.
- If you’re concerned about your wellbeing, or have underlying health conditions, work with your GP to understand how best to stay healthy.
- Keep track of where you’ve been and who you’ve seen to help contact tracing if needed. Use the NZ COVID Tracer app as a handy way of doing this.
- Businesses should help people keep track of their movements by displaying the Ministry of Health QR Code for contact tracing.
- Stay vigilant. There is still a global pandemic going on. People and businesses should be prepared to act fast to step up Alert Levels if we have to.
- People will have had different experiences over the last couple of months. Whatever you’re feeling — it’s okay. Be kind to others. Be kind to yourself.
Government Support packages
COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Scheme
COVID-19 Resurgence Wage Subsidy
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
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.
The Government has made short term changes to visa settings that will assist two more groups of migrants already in New Zealand to stay lawfully. These changes are being implemented using new powers of the Minister of Immigration through a special direction.
- Employer-assisted work visa extension aligned for partners and dependants
- Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) Worker visa extension
ImmigrationNZ will extend Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) scheme visas by six months for those expiring from 18 August to 31 December 2020. This allows workers the opportunity to stay and work in New Zealand and give employers more certainty about worker availability for the coming season.
More information: Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) visas extended
- Tourism Industry Aotearoa
- Tourism Talent and Go With Tourism