COVID-19 Information for West Auckland Businesses

Workplaces are open at Orange

Employees should talk to their employers about working at Orange.

My Vaccine Pass requirements

There is no requirement to use My Vaccine Pass. Businesses will still be able to use the system if they would like to.

Advice for businesses on checking and verifying My Vaccine Passes | business.govt.nz(external link)

Vaccination status for workers

Some workplaces may be covered by vaccine mandates. This means workers in businesses covered by the mandate need to be fully vaccinated.

Vaccine information for businesses

Prepare your workplace

If you are a business owner or manager, think about what steps you can take to protect your staff and customers, if there is a positive case of COVID-19 in your workplace.

Use the step-by-step guide on business.govt.nz to develop a plan for your business.

Managing the impact of COVID-19 cases at your business | business.govt.nz

Visiting a business

If you enter a business as a visitor or customer that has chosen to check My Vaccine Passes, you will need to show them your pass.

Businesses may check your My Vaccine Pass by looking at it, or scanning the QR code on your My Vaccine Pass with the NZ Pass Verifier app.

Facemasks

Face masks help reduce the spread of COVID-19. You must wear a face mask in many indoor settings at Orange.

When to wear a face mask

Support for West Auckland Businesses

COVID-19 Support Payments

Three fortnightly COVID-19 Support Payments (CSP) are available. Applications close on 5 May 2022.

The periods covered by these payments are as follow:

  • First CSP – 16 February 2022 to 4 April 2022
  • Second CSP – 7 March 2022 to 4 April 2022
  • Third CSP – 21 March 2022 to 4 April 2022.

The CSP is a payment to help support viable and ongoing businesses or organisations which experienced a 40% or more drop in revenue as a result of 1 or more of the following COVID-19 circumstances:

  • the widespread presence of COVID-19 in the New Zealand community
  • the public health legislative measures taken in order to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the New Zealand community
  • any business circumstances that are, or are reasonably likely to be, a consequence of the circumstances described above.

The COVID-19 circumstances include but are not limited to:

  • businesses not being able to operate to usual levels due to staff having to self-isolate
  • businesses impacted by New Zealand based supply chain disruptions
  • lower retail and recreation movements in a region (for example in a CBD) due to customers working from home or self-isolating.

They do not include circumstances where businesses, which were able to operate under the Red setting of the COVID Protection Framework, but had chosen to close temporarily without taking all reasonably practical steps to minimise their revenue losses. Additionally, they also do not include business circumstances that are a result of any border restrictions imposed or any overseas related impacts of COVID-19 such as global supply change issues, lack of overseas travellers or customers.

Eligibility checks

Applicants will not be eligible for the CSP where they:

  • have not taken all reasonably practical steps to minimise revenue losses
  • are a regulated business or service under the Covid Protection Framework and were not complying with the COVID-19 Vaccine Certificate requirements (where applicable).
  • are a self-employed individual that has received, has an application pending for, or is going to apply for or receive in future, funding under the Cultural Sector Emergency Relief Fund: Grant for Self-Employed Individuals administered by Manatū Taonga – Ministry for Culture and Heritage (this only relates to the first CSP and not the second or third CSPs).

COVID-19 Support Payment calculator 

Use this calculator to estimate the amount of COVID-19 Support Payment you may be entitled to if you meet the eligibility criteria.

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