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.