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Running your business at Alert Level 2

As many Kiwi businesses get back to business at Alert level 2, you may be asking questions about what you should now consider. This checklist might help.

 

 

 

Understanding the guidelines for businesses to operate safely under Alert Level 2.

The Unite Against COVID-19 website has important information on what businesses, including those that engage with customers need to put in place to keep themselves and their customers safe. These include:

  • Contact tracing and registering who you interact with at work.
  • Ensuring physical distancing is maintained between you and your customers.
  • Keeping high standards of workplace hygiene.
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Make sure you’re set up for contactless and online payments, and know how to bank from home.

Do you need to adjust or change your business model or plan?

  • Business plan template. A useful planning tool might be our free editable PDF that includes frameworks like SWOT analysis, risk assessment and more.
  • Seek advice from an expert. Talk to an accountant or financial advisor to find out if you could make changes to your current business practices, if required.

Consider financial support available to help with cash flow and debt obligations.

Consider what tax relief may be available to you.

The Government has put in place, and proposed, several tax initiatives that may help businesses through COVID-19. The tax measures aim to help with immediate tax compliance and cash flow.

If you employ people, get up to speed with your responsibilities to staff through COVID-19.

There’s useful information for employers about the Government wage subsidy and employees’ leave entitlements at employment.govt.nz

Consider the free available tools and resources that might help you get back up and running.

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Small business customers are ANZ Business Banking customers and all customers using ANZ FastPay. Fees for processing credit card transactions still apply. After 30 June, a transaction fee of 0.95% or your current contactless debit fee applies for processing contactless debit card transactions.

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