COVID-19: Information for Business

Advice and support for businesses concerned about the risk or impact of Covid-19 is available nationwide:

EMA 0800 300 362 (upper North Island)

Business Central 0800 800 362 (lower North Island & Marlborough)

Canterbury Employers Chamber of Commerce 0800 50 50 96 (Canterbury & West Coast)

Otago Southland Employers Association 0508 656 757 (Otago & Southland)


View all COVID-19 information for business below.

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Guide for Dairy Owners to comply with Alert 4 and Covid

  • 25 Mar 2020
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Guide for Dairy Owners to comply with Alert 4 and Covid-19 Here’s some advice to Dairy Owners so that they comply with Essential Service Covid-19 guidelines, ensuring physical contact is...

Essential Services information

  • 25 Mar 2020
  • (PDF, 115.3KB)

Update for Business - Essential Services information from MBIE Which businesses should cease operating at 11.59pm tonight? MBIE advises: Unless you are sure that your business provides essential services, or...

Wages and Leave Subsidies – Questions & Answers

  • 25 Mar 2020
  • Media Release

View Questions and Answers about wages and leave subsidies - with MBIE comment and decision

Further guidance on essential services provided

  • 25 Mar 2020
  • Media Release

Government Ministers met tonight and have provided further guidance on essential services that can continue to operate after midnight tomorrow. MBIE Deputy Chief Executive Paul Stocks said the purpose of...

COVID-19: Essential Service Areas

  • 25 Mar 2020

Updates to essential businesses content – for updating 24 March 2020https://covid19.govt.nz/government-actions/covid-19-alert-level/Essential businessesOnly businesses that are essential to the provision of the necessities of life may reamin open...

COVID-19: Essential Services Q & A

  • 25 Mar 2020

Business Q & AHow are essential services defined? Essential services those ones that the Government has decided can continue operating at premises under Alert Level 4. All essential...

COVID-19: Essential Services List

  • 25 Mar 2020

SectorsEntities providing essential services (including their supply chains)AccommodationLead agency: Ministry of Business, Innovation and EmploymentAny entity that provides accommodation services for essential...

Updated essential services information

  • 24 Mar 2020
  • Media Release

Government Ministers met tonight and have provided further guidance on essential services that can continue to operate after midnight tomorrow. MBIE Deputy Chief Executive Paul Stocks said the purpose of...

Government, banks unite against Covid-19

  • 24 Mar 2020
  • Media Release

The Government’s announcement of a $6.25 billion Business Finance Guarantee Scheme for small and medium-sized businesses is a great example of collaboration in a time of crisis, BusinessNZ Chief Executive...

Business support Covid-19

  • 23 Mar 2020
  • Media Release

New Covid-19 alert levels give us the best chance of keeping people alive and getting back to normal as soon as possible, BusinessNZ Chief Executive Kirk Hope says.