All businesses can operate, provided they can meet the rules to operate safely. Businesses are still required to display the official QR codes for the NZ COVID Tracer app at all alert levels.
For more information, check out the business.govt.nz page for Workplace operations at COVID-19 alert levels
If you want to support or train your staff, the government is here to help.
From Industry Training Organisations (ITOs) to courses in basic English and maths, take advantage of these offerings to help you upskill your workforce and develop your business.
ITOs are government-supported organisations that:
Search for suitable courses and qualifications on the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) website(external link).
There’s an ITO for various different industries and professions, including:
Study and training options(external link) — Careers New Zealand
Work and Income offer financial assistance to help new employees develop the skills to do their job.
If you’re about to employ someone currently on a benefit who needs workplace training, Work and Income might be able to:
If you qualify, you’ll:
Advice for employers(external link) — Work and Income
0800 778 008 — Work and Income Employer line
Around half New Zealand’s working-age population struggle with mathematics, and many struggle with reading. This can affect productivity and the health and safety of the workforce. Skills Highway is an online government resource that helps businesses improve their staff’s skills in reading, maths, and communication.
Skills Highway can help by either: