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Covid-19 Advice: 21st April 2020

NZ is still currently at Alert Level 4, however, the Government has announced that we will move out of Level 4 lockdown on Monday 27th April at 11.59pm.

What this means for hospitality businesses:

  • At Level 3, contactless delivery and kerb-side pick-up’s are allowed. However, your customers will not be able to enter your premises until we are at Level 2
  • This week businesses will be allowed to get ready to open, including employers re-entering premises to receive stock if necessary

Information from the Government on operating at this Level is available here: https://covid19.govt.nz/alert-system/alert-level-3/

Covid-19 information for all potato industry stakeholders can be found here https://potatoesnz.co.nz/news-info/covid-19/.

The Chip Group in collaboration with The Restaurant Association and MBIE (Ministry for Business, Innovation & Employment) will be providing more guidance for operators in the coming days, on operating at Alert Level 3. In preparation, consider if it is a viable option for you.

Contactless ordering, payment and delivery means you will need social media to promote your re-opening, an online ordering system, a delivery vehicle or click and collect system. You will also need to ensure staff are following hygiene and distancing protocols where possible.

At Level 4 non-essential businesses, including cafes, restaurants, bars & takeaways must still be closed (unless you are accessing them to get ready for re-opening) – our current level. If you are unsure if your business is an essential service, you can ring 0508 377 388 or email essential@mbie.govt.nz, further information on essential services is also available here.