Useful links

There are a number of sites offering useful information: 

www.covid19.govt.nz – a website dedicated solely to COVID-19 with links to all information including business, health and travel.

Business

Guidance for business at level 2 - https://covid19.govt.nz/alert-system/alert-level-2/

https://covid19.nzte.govt.nz/page/useful-tools Excellent resource for a wide range of templates and information

https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/covid-19-novel-coronavirus This is the most up-to-date website and is the New Zealand Government’s central resource for COVID-19 business information.  Healthline team (free) is 0800 358 5453 or +64 9 358 5453.

https://www.nzte.govt.nz/coronavirus
https://www.business.govt.nz/news/coronavirus-information-for-businesses/
https://worksafe.govt.nz/topic-and-industry/work-related-health/workplace-preparedness-for-novel-coronavirus/

https://media.ird.govt.nz/articles/inland-revenue-updated-advice-to-businesses/
https://workandincome.govt.nz/products/a-z-benefits/employer-questions-and-answers.html Leave and self-isolation support which is a wage subsidy and leave payments (via Work and Income).

The COVID-19 leave and self-isolation scheme financially supports workers to self-isolate, or stay home when sick with COVID-19. Helping businesses and workers to do the right thing.  The COVID-19 Leave Payment is available for people who:

  • need to self-isolate 
  • cannot work because they are sick with COVID-19 
  • cannot work because they are caring for dependents who are required to self-isolate, or who are sick with COVID-19 

https://covid19.govt.nz/how-were-uniting/financial-support/. For more detailed information and to apply for the financial support.

https://www.ird.govt.nz/covid19?utm_source=business.govt.nz&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=special_cv_edition

Business cash flow and tax measures, includes: 

  • increasing the provisional tax threshold from $2,500 to $5,000 from 2020/2021 
  • increasing the small asset depreciation threshold from $500 to $1,000 — and to $5,000 for the 2020/21 tax year 
  • allowing depreciation on commercial and industrial buildings from 2020/2021 
  • removing the hours test from the In-Work Tax Credit (IWTC) from 1 July 2020.

 

Importers and exporters: 

https://www.exportnz.org.nz/__data/assets/pdf_file/0008/189467/Chapman-Tripp-COVID-19-Implications-for-importers-and-exporters.pdf?utm_medium

 

Register your organisation here if you provide services to vulnerable Nelson groups: https://www.volunteernelson.org.nz/project-c19/

Health

A special get COVID-SAFE 'Open for business' package from Hemisphere Health.  

https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/covid-19-novel-coronavirus/covid-19-novel-coronavirus-health-advice-general-public/covid-19-self-isolationThe MOH website has more detailed information on self-isolation here.

https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/covid-19-novel-coronavirus/covid-19-novel-coronavirus-information-specific-audiences/covid-19-information-hotels-and-hotel-staffAbout half way down this page there is specific information for accommodation providers who are accommodating guests who are self-isolating or become infected.

Mental Health challenges allright.org.nz

Travel & Tourism

https://tia.org.nz/news-and-updates/industry-news/novel-coronavirus/ - tourism specific advice from TIA

https://worktheseasons.co.nz/hello From MSD and for employers who want to link with individuals (it’s trying to encourage redeployment options).

Social Media:

Ministry of Health alerts people of key updates and messaging specifically about COVID-19:

Facebook: @minhealthnz

Twitter: @minhealthnz

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/minhealthnz

 

Ministry of Social Development

For the latest, go the Ministry of Social Development website