At Alert Level 1, everyone can return without restriction to work, school, sports and domestic travel, and you can get together with as many people as you want.
Controls at the borders remain for those entering New Zealand, including health screening and testing for all arrivals, and mandatory 14 day managed quarantine or isolation.
As we unite to recover from the effects of COVID-19, it's still important that we keep the basic hygiene measures, including washing your hands and coughing or sneezing into your elbow.
We should all continue to keep track of where we’ve been and who we’ve seen to assist with rapid contact tracing if it is required.
Businesses should help customers to keep track of where they’ve been by displaying the NZ COVID Tracer QR code poster.
23 April 2020
Regional Business Partner Network - Advisory Funding
Every business in the Clutha District will now be feeling some effects of COVID-19 on their business operations. The Regional Business Partner Network is the government’s support for small and medium sized businesses in the regions. The RBP has received additional funding to help businesses access professional advice to help them respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
If your business has been impacted by the pandemic, you are GST registered and operating in a commercial environment you may be eligible for up funding for professional advice in the following areas:
Register Here and one of our team will be in contact. As there is significant demand for our services at present, there may be a wait of up to 10 working days but pleased be assured that we will get to you.
This professional advice is provided by business advisors who are registered under the RBP. In Clutha, Boss Up Business Coach are one of these providers, and you can find details of their service here. There are specific providers who specialise in the tourism sector as well as general business coaches who can work across all businesses. Sign up on the link above if you would like to find out more.
In the meantime, we encourage you to seek advice and support from you business advisors, mentors and accountants to help you navigate the new environment.
15 April 2020 - Supporting small and medium sized enterprises during the COVID-19 crisis.
The Government has announced a suite of new measures to provide relief for businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. These include:
17 March 2020 - In response to COVID-19 the Government is acting to support the economy. The $12.1 billion package includes:
Reminder: To check eligibility and/or to register for wage subsidies and other entitlements, please visit the Ministry of Social Development website - click here
Business Support Webinars
Otago Chamber of Commerce if offering a number of webinars include: wage subsidy package, business continuity, looking after mental health and well-being.
Email Database – Updates
Since the outbreak of COVID-19, we are being continuously updated with information regarding all things COVID-19. Our aim is to pass on this information to our local businesses as soon as possible, through our email database.
Are you receiving our emails? If not, to sign up, please email your business contact details to: firstname.lastname@example.org