COVID 19 Business Updates and Support

The following headings and links will direct you to up to up to date
business information during alert level changes.


13 October 2021

Covid-19Vaccine Business and Workplace Toolkit

Increasing our vaccination rates is crucial to the next phase of our response, so our local businesses can get back to operating with as few restrictions as possible.  The Covid-19 Vaccine Business and Workplace Toolkit provides information and guidelines for your workplace.

23 September 2021

Latest Business  Support Updates


13 September 2021

Second Round of Resurgence Support Announced 


7 September 2021

Operating at Delta 2  Alert Level 2

Doing business at Alert Level 2 

COVID-19 Wage Subsidy August 2021 #2 are now open

Change in Resurgence Support Eligibility Criteria

Record Keeping and Contact Tracing


2 September 2021

Latest financial support and guidelines for Alert Level 3 »

New Round of Wage Subsidy

Doing Business at Alert Level 3

Business Travel across Alert Level Boundaries

Mandatory Record Keeping


25 August 2021

MSD contacts – Keeping New Zealanders in work »


23 August 2021

More of what you need to know »

QR codes

Locations of interest


Wage Subsidy Scheme

Resurgence Support Payments

COVID-19 Leave Support Scheme

Short-Term Absence Payment


19 August 2021

What you need to know »

The information in the links below will update constantly, providing the latest support available.

COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Application Form

Wage Subsidy Enquiry Form

Latest Business Information

Financial Support for your Business


18 August 2021

Keeping you informed »

Financial support, which business can open, locations of interest, selling online and more.



September 2020

Talking with staff about uncertain times

Change and uncertainty can take their toll on a business and its people. You and your workers may feel anxious or stressed about the future.

It may feel difficult to talk with employees about their wellbeing and about challenges facing your business. But it’s much worse to avoid these conversations. Here’s a round-up of tips and helpful resources from those in the know.  Read more



28 August 2020

Boss Burnout: Spot the signs of stress and strain

From workloads to wellbeing, the COVID-19 pandemic poses many challenges. Learn to spot when your stress levels are rising and pick up wellbeing tips. Your health and happiness – and your business – will benefit.  Read more

A guide on wellbeing at work for workplace leaders can be found at the following link.  Covid-19 Workplaces Resource



Free Covid-19 Business Helpline: 0800 500 362

The COVID-19 Business Helpline is a free business support and employment advice service, provided by the BusinessNZ Network to ensure all businesses across New Zealand receive business advice and support through COVID-19.  Free Phone: 0800 500 362.



18 August 2020

Contact tracing for businesses under Alert Levels 2 and 3

Under Alert levels 2 and 3, all businesses will be required to display government generated QR code posters at all premises from 12pm on Wednesday 19 August.

Click here to create an Official QR Code Poster for your business



06 May 2020

Jarrod Kerr Kiwibank’s Chief Economist – Unprecedented Times, Unprecedented Measures Session

Click here to access the zoom session



05 May 2020

Whanganui Business Leaders’ Forum Session

Click here to access the zoom session



29 April 2020

Wellbeing and Resilience Session – with Dr Kristen Hamling

Click here to access the zoom session



8 April 2020

Horsley Christie Lawyers Q & A Session

Click here to access the zoom session



26 March 2020

Covid-19 e-news information and support developed to assist in the changing environment.
These e-news links provide up to date information to support businesses and the community.

Quick reference information and support for businesses and community


FAQs for Businesses Impacted by Covid-19

Adviceline is now open for you for free business support and advice.

Find the answers to your COVID-19 questions here