COVID-19 Business Assistance

The Chamber is committed to connecting our region with the latest information and support services needed to get your business, and our community through the evolving impact of COVID-19.

COVID-19 Resources and Information

Financial Support for Business

Quick links to apply for subsidies

Alert Levels

Got questions or need support? Call the free COVID-19 Business Helpline

All New Zealand businesses, including sole traders, can get support and advice on

  • Government financial support, eg Wage Subsidy Scheme, Resurgence Support Payment
  • What different alert levels mean for your business
  • Business continuity
  • Finding free or subsidised expert help, eg a business mentor or advisor.

Employers can also get specific advice on people challenges, including staffing changes, employee wellness, and meeting your health and safety obligations. North Island 0800 500 362 |  South Island 0800 50 50 96 also has a full list of the financial support available to businesses through the Government, and what is and isn’t accessible at various Alert Levels. Visit their website for full details.

Above information updated 2.30pm, 14 September 2021