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Whether you're an employer with concerns about your staff and workplace, an exporter with overseas customers, or you are planning to travel abroad, you may be affected by coronavirus and the global efforts to contain it.
Business.govt.nz has brought together the key sources of information from across government to help you stay informed.
The Business.govt.nz page will be updated
as more information is available.
Exporters and importers
If you are an exporter or importer, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) has set up a page on their website which brings together information from NZTE, the Ministry for Primary Industries, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Customs. Information on the page is reviewed daily. It also includes contact details for the relevant agencies for you to get in touch with depending on your situation. Coronavirus – Information for exporters (external link)— New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) NZTE has also opened up access to their China team and a panel of external experts, if you’re an exporter with a specific concern you’d like to discuss. If you are an NZTE customer, contact your New Zealand Customer Manager. If you are not already working with NZTE, you can call 0800 555 888.
If you are having difficulties or concerns about meeting your normal tax obligations due to the effects of coronavirus, Inland Revenue encourages you to contact them as early as possible. Contact us (external link) — Inland Revenue
There are temporary entry restrictions into New Zealand on all foreign nationals travelling from, or transiting, mainland China. If you have concerns about travel, check out Immigration New Zealand.
— Immigration New Zealand
If you’re a New Zealander living and traveling abroad,
SafeTravel from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
has information to assist.
— SafeTravel (MFAT)
If your travel plans are affected by the coronavirus outbreak,
Consumer Protection has guidance about cancelled
or delayed flights and travel bookings.
— Consumer Protection
If you run a travel business,
Tourism New Zealand has information available.
— Tourism New Zealand
If you have employees, Employment New Zealand has information about pay and leave as well as checklists of things for you and your staff to consider during an emergency. Note: More guidance from Employment New Zealand is on the way and will be updated shortly.
— Employment New Zealand
If you have questions about handling information about an employee that isn’t well, including if there is a serious threat to someone’s safety, wellbeing or health, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner has guidance to help.
— The Office of the Privacy Commissioner
— The Office of the Privacy Commissioner.
Health and safety
If you have health concerns, information and advice about coronavirus is available from the Ministry of Health.
— Ministry of Health
Healthline has a free dedicated phone number for health advice and information about coronavirus, including registering self-isolation. You can call 0800 358 5453, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Access to interpreters is also available. For international SIMS, call +64 9 358 5453.
WorkSafe New Zealand has information about the business and worker requirement for keeping people safe and well in the workplace.
— WorkSafe New Zealand.
If you are a childcare centre, work in education or are the parent, caregiver and whānau of learners, guidance is available from the Ministry of Education.
— Ministry of Education
NB: This article was developed by Business.govt.nz and has been shared by Red Circle Network to assist New Zealand government agencies to reach everyone interacting with China. The article was originally shared on the Business.govt.nz website and is in association with Employment New Zealand, Office of the Privacy Commissioner, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, Ministry for Primary Industries, New Zealand Customs, Inland Revenue, Immigration New Zealand, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Consumer Protection, Tourism New Zealand, Ministry of Health, WorkSafe New Zealand, and Ministry of Education.