Business continuity amid COVID-19

We’ve got the resources and information you need to manage your business through the ever-present risk of COVID-19, including latest updates and support to help you stay on track.

EMA Website

Business Helpline

0800 500 362 (North Island)
0800 50 50 96 (South Island)

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 also still being run as webinars, online classrooms and e-learning.
If you’re looking for other ways to exchange ideas and share knowledge with your peers to help with business continuity please join our EMA Facebook and LinkedIn groups, as well as our NZ Business Regeneration Group and NZ Manufacturers Network and ExportNZ Supply Chain Leaders Group.

Latest News:

NZ COVID Tracer QR code key to keeping safe

EMA Chief Executive Brett O’Riley is urging businesses to continue their vigilance with displaying the NZ COVID Tracer QR code and encouraging people to use it.

COVID-19 Response Update - Suspension of QFT travel with Australia

Quarantine-free travel from Australia is being suspended from midnight 23 July with a 7 day window for people currently in Australia (except NSW) who ordinarily live in New Zealand.

Next stage of COVID-19 Support for Business

The Government has released details of the Wage Subsidy and Resurgence Support Payments and the timeframes they can be applied for.

Welcome to our COVID-19 Dashboard

This dashboard aims to provide essential links to COVID related resources and government sites so you can access the information you need quickly and easily.

Make a Plan

A Business Continuity Plan ensures your business can continue through disruptions like COVID-19 lockdown.

At home

Caring for yourself and others to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and recognising symptoms.

At work

Strategies for protecting your workplace and reducing the spread of COVID-19 including for essential services.


Guides and procedures for managing staff during periods of lockdown and information on Government assistance packages.

Mental Health​​

The global pandemic has affected people personally and as employers/employee and there is now a recognition of how important mental wellbeing is.

Customers / suppliers

If there is an ongoing disruption to your businesses due to COVID-19 spreads, here are some resources to assist.

Exports/ Imports

Exporters and importers continue to experience disruptions due to COVID-19, and we provide useful links and guidance.


Resources for businesses looking to support staff working from home.

Tax / money

If you are having difficulties managing your normal tax obligations, there are a range options available to assist.