Clutha Development is here to support you through this unprecedented time and the challenges that will be faced.
Essential businesses, and those that support them, will continue to provide the necessities of life for everyone in New Zealand.
What are essential businesses?
Clutha District Council Essential Services
My Little Local Clutha app has a list of essential businesses in the Clutha District.
Visit NEWS > COVID-19 Alerts > "List of LOCAL businesses and services still open" article or click here
If you would like to list your business/service still open - email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any queries around essential services you can get in touch with MBIE at 0508 377 388 or email email@example.com.
Essential services worker letter template - Click here to download
PPE requirements for essential non-health workers - Click here to view
Looking for Workers?
Are you an essential business looking for workers over the next 4 weeks? Or a job seeker looking for work? Please get in touch with us about how we can help you. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has provided Guidelines for the Hospitality and Accommodation Services during COVID19 Level 4 restrictions - click here
- Guidelines for self-isolation temporary accommodation providers - click here
Non-essential businesses must now close, unless able to operate from home.
All bars, restaurants, cafes (including takeaway services), gyms, cinemas, pools, museums, libraries, playgrounds and any other place where the public congregate must close their face to face function.
Employers supporting staff
Employers should support staff by ensuring they follow public health advice in the workplace.
Guidance for employers and employees(external link)
In response to COVID-19 the Government is acting to support the economy.
The $12.1 billion package includes:
- a wage subsidy scheme
- leave and self-isolation support
- business cash flow and tax measures.
Reminder: To check eligibility and/or to register for wage subsidies and other entitlements, please visit the Ministry of Social Development website - click here
Find information about financial assistance for workers and businesses.
Leave and self-isolation support
Help with essential costs
Wage subsidy scheme
Business cash flow and tax measures
Wider $12.1 billion package
Support for Māori communities and businesses
Business Finance Guarantee Loan Scheme
The Business Finance Guarantee Scheme will provide short-term credit to cushion the financial distress on solvent small and medium-sized firms affected by the COVID-19 crisis.
The scheme will include a limit of $500,000 per loan and will apply to firms with a turnover of between $250,000 and $80 million per annum.
Click here for more information
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.
Sign up to these webinars here
Covid-19 Advisory Funding
The Otago Regional Business Partner Network (RBP) is available to support businesses through COVID-19. The service is funded by government and delivered by the Otago Chamber of Commerce. Gain access to 1-1 support with professionals in the following areas: HR; Health and Wellness; Business Continuity Planning; Finance and Cashflow Management.
Click here for more information, or to register
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: email@example.com
From 24/03/2020 Clutha Development staff members will be working from home so if you want to touch base with someone please give us a call. If you have questions we will endeavour to answer them, or find answers for you in this changing environment, but mostly we can offer a sounding board should you need one. Click here for contact details.