COVID-19 update

19 March 2020

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NZPPI is closely monitoring the COVID-19 coronavirus situation and its potential impact on our industry. We will continue to provide information that is relevant to you.

We will also work with our members, the government and across the industry to ensure that unnecessary disruption is minimised and avoided.

Business NZ


As an NZPPI member you may also be a member of Business NZ, which means that that you should be receiving their regular Covid -19 email updates. Please check your inbox for messages from John Milford – CE Business NZ, or

Advice and support is available at regional organisations:

  • EMA Ph 0800 300 362
  • Business Central Ph 04 473 7224
  • Canterbury Employers Chamber of Commerce Ph 03 366 5096
  • Otago Southland Employers Association Ph 03 4555 5165

Government Information


The Governments Covid-19 website includes frequent updates and brings together information across a number of departments.

Health Advice

Website: Ministry of Health Covid-19 advice

The Ministry of Health website provides regular situation updates and detailed health advice for you and your staff.

Worksafe NZ


This includes information on preparedness in the workplace and a summary of Worksafe NZ’s expectations of employers during the crisis.

Government Employer support package

Website: Work and Income Employer Support Package

The support package announced this week is available for employees and employers that are not able to work from home.

Wage subsidies (applications via the Ministry for Social Development, MSD)

  • $558 per week for a full-time worker
  • $350 per week for part-time worker

Leave payment scheme (applications via MSD)
Sick pay at $585 per week for full-time workers and $350 per week for part-time workers, for 14 days for those self-isolating, and for the entire period of sickness for those who contract COVID-19.

NZPPI's support and activities

NZPPI’s focus this week has been to implement our own Covid -19 management plan. This includes the health of the team, adjusting our work programmes, minimising disruption and planning to operate remotely (e.g. from home).

We have cancelled our annual conference and postponed several member events which were planned over the coming weeks. However, we are still very much in business, holding a number of local events and meetings where we are confident that we can do so safely, within the health guidelines.

We are continuing to work with Government in Wellington despite being unable to meet face to face.

We will provide regular updates as the crisis ptrogresses.

Please contact us if you need help or information, or to let us know what is going on in the industry. We are here to support you during this crisis.

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Level 5, 23 Waring Taylor Street, Wellington
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