We’ve got the resources and information you need to manage your business through COVID-19. Check out the below.

EMA Risk Assessment Tool

The EMA has developed an assessment tool to help identify the need for COVID vaccinations in your workplace.

EMA Vaccine Risk Assessment tool - Guidance notes

Follow these simple instructions on how to use the Tool.

Free Vaccination Guide 2021

This vaccination guide aims to help you understand what your obligations are when it comes to vaccinations for your staff, based on employment law and health and safety.

Boundary Surveillance testing pamphlet

Update 14 September

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Testing Options

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COVID-19 Alert Level 4/2 Boundary Testing Regime

Guidance for Employers

Record keeping FAQs

As of 7pm – 3 September 2021

Rako Science’s COVID-19 PCR saliva testing surveillance service

Five important facts.

COVID-19 Delta Variant

Helping you understand how the COVID-19 Delta variant works and what you can do to protect yourself and your people.

Member Update, August 19

The latest news and messages from the Government for businesses and the community.

Apply for new Wage Subsidy

Applications are now open for the new Wage Subsidy to support business through the latest alert level changes.

COVID-19 Alert Level 3 preparedness checklist

This checklist is designed to help mitigate and manage the risks associated with operating under Alert Level 3.

Assistance for Business during Alert Level 3 and 2 lockdown

The Wage Subsidy Scheme will be in place if there is an escalation to Alert Levels 3 or 4 anywhere in New Zealand, for seven days or more.

Practice Kit – Variation of Terms of Employment (Covid-19)

EMA Legal have prepared practical guidelines in this respect and a letter template based on best practice and learnings from the recent case law to assist businesses with effecting such variations in a lawful manner, so that they are prepared and do not become the next casualty in the Employment Relations Authority.

Level 3 FAQ

The answers to the questions businesses have been asking about returning to work at Alert Level 3.

COVID-19 Payroll FAQ

Answers to frequently asked Payroll questions during COVID-19 and for those receiving the wage subsidy.

Access to funding

We’re an approved provider of the scheme that helps with up to $5000 for legal or consultancy services. If you’ve got 100 full time employees or less, now apply to the Covid-19 Advisory Fund.

BusinessNZ Immigration Webinar

BusinessNZ’s hosted a webinar COVID-19’s impact on immigration, with Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway, PwC’s Jennifer DeWalt-Harrison, Immigration NZ’s Jock Gilray and Matt Hoskin. 

Daily podcast

BusinessNZ is providing daily updates of news and events across the network, including from the EMA.

Business COVID-19 FAQ

The EMA is asking the government questions about how to manage COVID-19 on your behalf. Find out the answers to the questions everyone has been asking.

Essential Services list 24th March

These industries and those that support them will continue to provide the necessities of during Alert Level 4.

ExportNZ Covid-19 Update 26th March.

Update for the Export sector by ExportNZ- key information for Exporters operating during COVID-19.

Wage And Leave Subsidy Form For Employers

If you’re in doubt, fill these out! That way the Government can keep track of the assistance needed by business.

Essential Services Q&A 24th March

Your questions on essential services during Alert Level 4 answered.

Wage And Leave Subsidy Form For Self-Employed/Contractors

Holders of a work, student, or visitor visa with an expiry date of 1 April 2020 or earlier and who are unable to leave New Zealand can apply online for interim visa.

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Immigration issues

Holders of a work, student, or visitor visa with an expiry date of 1 April 2020 or earlier and who are unable to leave New Zealand can apply online for interim visa. 

National’s support ideas sensible

BusinessNZ says National’s proposals for business support of cash grants, low-interest loans and a higher cap on depreciation would help build investment and confidence.