Covid-19 has created huge challenges for business owners. Click here to see the latest information on the vaccine, its rollout, and what you can do to help make it effective.
As a business owner you know that a community resurgence of COVID-19 risks more lockdowns, disruption and economic uncertainty.
As the COVID-19 vaccine rolls out, and more people are vaccinated, the chances of community transmission is likely to lessen.
The vaccine rollout
The COVID-19 vaccine rollout, Aotearoa’s largest ever vaccination programme, started on 20 February. The government has purchased enough vaccine for everyone, with a focus on ensuring early access to people most at risk of contracting or being exposed to the virus first. COVID-19 vaccinations are free and available to everyone in New Zealand aged 16 and over.
NZ has already moved through Group 1 – border and MIQ workers, as well as their household contacts. Now NZ are working with Group 2 – high-risk frontline workers and people living in high-risk places. Those in Group 3 – which focuses on protecting people who are at risk of getting very sick from COVID-19 – are scheduled to start getting their vaccinations from May onwards. The general population, Group 4, is scheduled to get their vaccinations from July onwards.
See rollout information on the Unite Against COVID-19 website