Useful links

There are a number of sites offering useful information: – a website dedicated solely to COVID-19 with links to all information including business, health and travel.


Guidance for business at level 2 - Excellent resource for a wide range of templates and information 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. 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 For more detailed information and to apply for the financial support.

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:


Register your organisation here if you provide services to vulnerable Nelson groups:


A special get COVID-SAFE 'Open for business' package from Hemisphere Health. MOH website has more detailed information on self-isolation here. 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

Travel & Tourism - tourism specific advice from TIA 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



Ministry of Social Development

For the latest, go the Ministry of Social Development website