Prepared for Moore Markhams New Zealand as part of its COVID-19 communications to clients
The Government has clarified that most, but not all, businesses can start to open under Alert Level 3 from 11.59pm on Monday 27 April.
Businesses that are permitted to reopen – see below – can use the time until then to prepare but cannot trade (unless contactless).
The emphasis at Level 3 moves from ‘essential’ economic activity to ‘safe’ economic activity. The critical questions are: is it possible for your business to have social distancing? Can you build in contact tracing tools or mechanisms to keep track of your supply chain and customers?
A self-accreditation regime will be introduced for businesses to prove they have taken the steps necessary for ‘safety’. A workplace plan will need to be developed and easily accessible for staff, customers, and any other visitor to site, to view.
Key points around Level 3 for business are:
In getting ready, you may need to consider:
Details around Level 3 generally can be found here or in this pdf – download here.
Late last year, we had the pleasure of interviewing Logan Stone director Jay Sorensen and writing an article profiling him in the summer issue of the New Zealand Property Professional magazine. You can read about his passion for rural valuation here.