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.
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.
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.