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General information

The government COVID-19 website is the best single point of truth for health and pandemic response information as well as business support and latest updates, including about how businesses are currently able to trade.

If you feel unwell or require COVID-19 health advice and information, contact the Healthline team (for free) on 0800 358 5453 or +64 9 358 5453 for international SIMs.

Key information for businesses

Advice for businesses

Businesses with specific questions or professional support requirements will find a wealth of resources available, including those below:

  • We are working with Grant Thornton and Buddle Findlay to offer legal and accounting advice for small city centre businesses in need of guidance during the four-week lockdown period

  • Free Business advisory services are available through the Regional Business Partnership Network (RBPN) programme

  • ​EMA (Employers and Manufacturers Association)

    • FAQs with an overview of commonly asked questions

    • A detailed dashboard with important information about business continuity, government support and more

    • A facebook group in partnership with Business NZ, where the business community can share information and ask questions

    • Webinars addressing the most common questions they’re hearing 

    • Call the EMA Advice Line on 0800 300 362 for free advice on employment relations and HR matters.

  • Business NZ has a helpline 0800 543 543 for advice on contractual and financial matters
  • ATEED has advice about Business Continuity Planning and resilience as well as financial and cashflow management - click here
  • Manaaki - a place for businesses to access free advice from leading local and international business people - with over 80 experts in their field ready help. 
  • Keep NZ Working talent portal - supported by MSD, this centralised tool enables redeployment of workers from employers temporarily unable to sustain their workforce into organisations who most urgently require a larger on. You can see a demo video here or contact Deloitte for more information.

Page updated 29 April 2020

  • People working, eating and meeting in Snickel Lane in Auckland's city centre. Image: Sacha Stejko.
    Snickel Lane in Auckland's city centre. Image: Sacha Stejko.