COVID-19 Business Support and Advice

Update 30 November 2021

Traffic Light Framework

All of New Zealand will move to the traffic light settings at 11:59pm, 2 December. The traffic lights (COVID-19 Protection Framework) protect Aotearoa New Zealand from COVID-19, while allowing vaccinated people more freedoms.

  • Northland, Auckland, Taupō and Rotorua Lakes Districts, Kawerau, Whakatane, Ōpōtiki Districts, Gisborne District, Wairoa District, Rangitikei, Whanganui and Ruapehu Districts will move in at Red.
  • The rest of the North Island will move in at Orange.
  • The whole of the South Island will move in at Orange.
  • A cautious approach is taken initially as we transition into the new framework.

Latest updates and guidelines here – Current Alert Level | Unite against COVID-19 (

NorthChamber Events – At Delta Level 2  we will host our smaller events such as ChamberChats (Maximum 8- 10 people) and LunchBox Sessions  in person, however our larger networking events  will be decided on a case by case basis in accordance with venue room size and attendance RSVP numbers. Please check with the specific event on our calendar to find out more detail. Where possible we will have an online contingency plan for events so that we can still host our speakers and connect with our business community.

Events are listed on our Home page click here


Travel across Alert Level boundaries

Movement between alert level boundaries is restricted. Businesses need to provide their staff with proof of eligibility to travel across an Alert Level Boundary, such as the documentation generated by MBIE’s Business Travel Register. Read more


Business continuity – help to stay afloat

COVID-19 financial support tool

Click through for links to key government support measures.
Including information on


Who to access for support, information and further resources?

National Support and Information

Ministry of Social Development

Inland Revenue: important message for business, click here

WorkSafe – operating safely, click here

Ministry of Health updates and latest guidelines, click here

Business support and information, click here

For Covid 19 medical advice call Healthline – 0800 358 5453.


Regional Support

Regional Economic Development Agency, Northland Inc.

Northland Business Covid-19 Response Helpline on 0800 525 001

View their Covid-19 response page for information or the Northland Inc Facebook page


Local Councils and related services

Whangarei District Council

Far North District Council

Kaipara District Council

Northland DHB

Northland DHB COVID-19 Resources for Employers click here

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


Extra resources

Have you completed a COVID RESPONSE and PROCEDURE PLAN yet for your workplace?

Find the template – Click here  

Northpower – COVID 19 Control Framework, click here

Creative Northland – COVID 19 Control Framework click here

Crisis readiness resources available at

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