COVID-19

All of New Zealand is currently at Orange in the COVID-19 Protection Framework (Traffic light system)
To find out what the Protection Framework/ traffic lights mean please click here.

Government information

For government information about COVID-19 including health advice and travel restrictions, check out the Govt.nz website.

https://covid19.govt.nz/

COVID testing and vaccination sites

To find your nearest Covid-19 Testing and Vaccination sites please click here

Information For Businesses

CPHBA has collected relevant info and links in one place, to assist businesses in this time of C-19 resurgence and the Protection Framework.

COVID-19 financial support tool:
You can use this tool to find out what financial help may be available to you.
The tool will take you, step by step, through a series of questions to understand your personal circumstances such as:

Click the button below to see what COVID-19 financial support is available currently.

  • with links to further information, including:
    • Wage Subsidy Scheme (further link at Work and Income )
    • COVID-19 Support Payments (further link at ird.govt.nz)
    • Small Business Cashflow Loan Scheme
    • Tax Support
    • Insolvency Relief for Business
    • Short-Term Absence Payment
    • Leave Support Scheme

Learn more

A free COVID-19 helpline service is available for Auckland businesses.
It offers you specific advice and access to government support, and what the change in alert levels means for your business.
To find out more call 0800 500 362.

The Government has released an economic response package – COVID-19 Wage Subsidy August 2021

  • The COVID-19 Wage Subsidy August 2021 is a payment for employers to keep paying staff and protect jobs.

For more information about the employer’s support package click HERE

Workplace Response To Coronavirus (COVID-19)

If you have employees, Employment New Zealand has specific guidance in response to COVID-19 including how to handle self-isolation and sick leave.

Coronavirus: Information for businesses (external link) – business.govt.nz

Business Assistance COVID-19 – Work and Income

Workplace response to coronavirus (external link) – Employment New Zealand

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the workplace (external link) – Employment New Zealand

If you have questions about handling information about an employee that isn’t well, including if there is a serious threat to someone’s safety, wellbeing or health, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner has guidance to help.

Is it okay to tell other employees that a colleague is sick? (external link) – The Office of the Privacy Commissioner

When can I use the serious threat exception? (external link) – The Office of the Privacy Commissioner

If you’re considering reducing people’s hours or redundancies due to COVID-19, the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) has support and advice.

Coronavirus: Redundancy information for employers [PDF 114KB] (external link) – Work and Income

Useful links