Business continuity amid COVID-19

We’ve got the resources and information you need to manage your business through COVID-19, including changes in Alert Levels. Find out more.

To talk to us about the COVID-19 RBP funding call – 0800 500 362

EMA Website


0800 22 66 57

Official COVID-19 Site

This is the EMA’s dedicated COVID-19 site, which links through to our existing website where you can access all the services you usually would. Our AdviceLine is there to help, and they can put you in touch with our Legal Team and Employment Relations, Human Resources and Health and Safety consultants. Our Conferences, training and events are all still being run as webinars, online classrooms and e-learning.
During this time we’ve created extra ways for you to exchange ideas and share knowledge with your peers to help each other through, including the NZ Business Regeneration Group and NZ Manufacturers Network. Our ExportNZ team has also created a specific ExportNZ Supply Chain Leaders Group.

Latest News:

Resident visa extension

The Government has announcement today that resident visas will be extended, ensuring skilled workers can return when conditions allow.

Regional border process must be better

We've been working with Government and officials over the last 24-hours on streamlining the process to get people who are allowed through.

Alert levels remain for the next week

On Monday, September 21 rules around gatherings in Auckland will be re-considered but would not come into effect until midnight Wednesday. If conditions remain the same the rest of the country will return to Level 1 at midnight on Monday.

Welcome to our COVID-19 Dashboard

Our dashboard aims to give you some immediate tips and direct you to the specific information you want quickly and easily.

Make a Plan

A Business Continuity Plan will make sure you are prepared for the impact of COVID-19.

At home

Caring for yourself and others to reduce the spread of COVID-19 when you are at home.

At work

Strategies for protecting your workplace for essential services and supporters of those.


Make sure your people are aware of and apply for the Government assistance package.

Mental Health​​

Especially during Alert Level 4 people’s mental wellbeing will be extremely important.

Customers / suppliers

There is ongoing disruption to businesses as COVID-19 spreads, but be proactive with your people.

Exports/ Imports

Many exporters are experiencing ongoing disruptions, but others have been able to continue.


Businesses looking to protect the health of their employees by supporting staff working from home.

Tax / money

If you are having difficulties your normal tax obligations Inland Revenue has a range of ways to help.