COVID-19 Business Support and Advice
Update 19 May 2020
As we have moved to Level 2 we’ve compiled the following resources with the help of our Members and business partners. Many of our members have expressed concerns about information on PPE, contact tracing and operational templates so accordingly we’ve gathered guidelines and resources below on these issues.
Who can operate at Level 2? Quick guide, click here
Golden Rules to Make your Business COVID-19 safe click here
WorkSafe Level 2 what you need to think about click here
Operational templates sample for Level 2:
WorkSafe Safety Plan template – click here
NorthPower has kindly shared their COVID-19 Control Framework which is an excellent resource on operations at Level 3 – click here
PPE (Personal Protection Equipment)
Ministry of Health PPE poster guide click here
lndustry Specific Guidelines
*Please note these are various sector guidelines only and all advice should be based ultimately on the government COVID-19 page
1. Construction: Building NZ- Alert Level 3 guidelines for Building and Construction, click here
2. Hospitality :
MPI Guidelines -Re-opening or making changes to a food business in Alert Level 2, click here
MPI Checklist- Re-opening a food business after COVID-19 Level 4, click here
MPI Checklist – Re-opening a food business after COVID-19 Level 2, click here
3. Retail: Retail NZ – Preparing retailers to operate at Alert Level 2, click here
4. Manufacturing: Employers & Manufacturers Association- Newly released COVID 19 safe work protocols, click here
5. Financial Services: Council of Financial Regulators list of essential financial services, click here
Who to access for support, information and further resources?
National Support and Information
Official COVID-19 website, everything you need to know in one place
WorkSafe – essential information for Level 2 operation, click here
Key information through Ministry of Social Development
Financial support through Ministry of Social Development
MSD Tai Tokerau Employer Information @ 7 April 2020: click here
MSD Tai Tokerau Employer Information @ 27 March 2020: click here
MSD Redundancy Support for Taitokerau Businesses @ 7 May 2020: click here
Inland Revenue: latest changes to tax, interest and penalties, click here
Business support and information, click here
Ministry of Health updates and latest guidelines, click here
For Covid 19 medical advice call Healthline – 0800 358 5453.
Crisis readiness resources available at www.resorgs.org.nz.
Regional Economic Development Agency, Northland Inc.
Northland Business Covid-19 Response Helpline on 0800 525 001
Local Councils and related services
Whangarei District Council
Far North District Council
Kaipara District Council
COVID-19 enquiries, phone Northland DHB 0800 600 720
Times are uncertain and stressful. Your wellbeing is important to us. Please reach out for support if you need to. Call or text 1737 to talk with a trained counsellor for free, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Updated mental health and wellbeing guidelines from Ministry of Health, click here