COVID-19 UPDATES

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For information on the Coronavirus please click the pdf opposite

Advisories

MEMBERS ONLY - COVID Borders and other questions - webinar tomorrow

Posted on 28/08/2021
We are getting lots of questions from members about operating under COVID restrictions

Northland, and Auckland/ Waikato Border Update

Posted on 28/08/2021
From Midnight Tuesday (11.59 pm on Tuesday 31 August 2021) Auckland and Northland will remain in Alert Level 4

Update - COVID-19

Posted on 18/08/2021
Essential work is continuous work.

Carrying out business during COVID-19 Alert Level 4

Posted on 18/08/2021
As at 11:59pm on 17 August 2021, all of New Zealand moved into COVID-19 Alert Level 4 for a period of three days, with the Auckland and Coromandel regions staying at Alert Level 4 for at least seven days

Covid-19 update - February 15

Posted on 15/02/2021
As you’ll probably all be aware, as of 11.59pm last night the Auckland super city region moved to COVID Alert Level 3 and the rest of New Zealand moved to Alert Level 2...



Is it Essential? Flowchart
(Adobe PDF File)

Information Sheets

Key Links

  • Advice for farms and agriculture businesses in Level 4 click here
  • The Current Alert Levels can be found here
  • Details of the requirements for each Alert level can be found here 
  • Information for the primary sector can be found here
  • The link to create a government QR code for your business can be found here

Questions & Answers

Employment

Dairy 

Meat & Wool

Ministry of Social Development: MSD

Wage Subsidy August 2021

The Wage Subsidy August 2021 is a payment to support employers, so they can continue to pay employees and protect jobs for businesses affected by the move to Alert Level 4 on 17 August 2021. There will be a link to the application form available here  from 9am on Friday 20 August 2021 and applications will be open for two weeks.
 

Leave Support Scheme

The Leave Support Scheme is available for employers to help pay workers who can't work from home and meet certain health criteria - for example, they have COVID-19 or are defined as a 'close contact' who has been told to self-isolate for 14 days. Read more here
 

Short-Term Absence Payment

The Short-Term Absence Payment is to help businesses keep paying eligible workers who can’t work from home, and need to miss work to stay home while waiting for a COVID-19 test result (in line with public health guidance). Read more here.
 

Help for you and your whānau during COVID-19

Remember, there is a wide range of support available for anyone in need during this time, including childcare, counselling, accommodation and many more. Please check the Family Services Directory (www.familyservices.govt.nz/directory) for more information on what services are on offer and share this with friends or whānau.
 
You can also keep an eye on the MSD Facebook page and the Work and Income website for up-to-date information.

Helpful links