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Update on COVID-19-related business relief measures 20 October 2020

Some of the temporary COVID-19-related relief measures introduced by the Government earlier this year have been extended, while others are no longer available or are soon to expire.

Operating safely in Alert Level 2 and Alert Level 3 14 August 2020

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment is today reinforcing that safe working practices are critical to operating within Alert Level 2 and Alert Level 3 and that businesses must self-assess what they need to do to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

Next step in insolvency relief for businesses affected by COVID-19 05 May 2020

The Government is progressing with changes to insolvency and company law through the COVID-19 Response (Further Management Measures) Legislation Bill, which has been introduced to Parliament.

Government boosts cashflow support for small businesses 01 May 2020

The Government announced today it will provide interest free loans for a year to small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 response.
Many business have been unable to trade through Level 4 and some remain unable to re-open safely at Alert Level 3. By taking these measures needed to keep all of us safe, some small businesses have no revenue to meet fixed costs.

Details on Alert Level 3 workplace restrictions released 16 April 2020

New Zealand remains in Alert Level 4 and all New Zealanders should continue to stay home to save lives. Only businesses that are essential can operate premises for workers who cannot work from home during the Alert Level 4 period.