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COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

Last updated: 22 September 2020

Alert Levels 1 and 2

Auckland is currently at Alert Level 2. The rest of New Zealand is at Alert Level 1. We'll continue to help over the phone and online where we can. Our service centres are open and if we need to meet with you in person, we'll make an appointment with you.


If you've been affected by COVID-19, we may be able to help.

While our website is being regularly updated, the Ministry of Health is the Government agency leading the response to COVID-19 and should be your first port of call for health and status information.


Employer support

Applications for the COVID-19 wage subsidies have now closed. You can still apply for the Leave Support Scheme if you have staff who can’t work because of COVID-19.


COVID-19 wage subsidies - Employer Search

You can search here for companies that have received COVID-19 Wage Subsidy, Wage Subsidy Extension or Resurgence Wage Subsidy payments.

COVID-19 wage subsidies - Employer search


Supporting providers through COVID-19

We know the COVID-19 situation is having widespread implications and we’re working together with providers so services can continue wherever possible.


Where to go for services and support

Find out what types of help are available, who you can get it from and how you can contact them.


MSD support

Financial support

We may be able to provide financial support if you are struggling to meet your costs. We have a range of help available for individuals and employers. Every situation is different so please contact us to talk about your situation.

COVID-19 reporting

For the period of the COVID-19 pandemic response, additional reports will be produced to provide more information.

Other agency support

Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health provides the latest updates, information and advice on COVID-19 on their website.

Connected website

Connected.govt.nz is an all-of-government website that allows employers, job seekers and people seeking information about training to find out more about what’s available and provides links to agency websites for more detailed information.

Business support

Business.govt.nz has advice for businesses on how COVID-19 may affect your business and how you can stay up to date as new information becomes available.

Uniting against COVID-19 website

This website has everything you need to know about COVID-19 in one place including health, travel, education, business and community issues.

Beehive press releases

The latest press releases about COVID-19 from the Beehive website.