NEWS & UPDATES

 

As the situation with Covid-19 develops, both nationally and internationally, we’re committed to helping keep our business community informed and providing support where possible.
 
 

COVID-19 INFORMATION HUB

The Government has established a dedicated webpage with information and resources regarding COVID-19. This includes health advice, financial direction, travel restrictions, wage subsidies and leave payments, as well as latest news.

Click here to visit the webpage. 

BUSINESS ADVICE

If you need up-to-date information around the coronavirus and how it may impact on your business, Business.govt.nz is providing comprehensive updates as they become available on a number of issues, including employee best practice / health and safety, tax and the impact on exports and imports.

Click here to visit their website. 

Having a Business Continuity Plan (BCP) will help you prepare for disruptions to your business caused by the impact of COVID-19. Here’s a great step-by-step guide to help you put plans in place. Click here to visit the website. 

The Ministry of Health website also provides information on pandemic planning and response and the New Zealand Influenza Pandemic Plan.

 

EMPLOYMENT & PEOPLE MANAGEMENT

Employment New Zealand provides detailed information about employment during and after disasters and workplace response to COVID-19 (novel coronavirus).


 WORKPLACE WELLNESS

WorkSafe NZ have put together information regarding work-related health. This includes how to help prevent the spread of infectious diseases through good health and safety practices in the workplace.

Click here to visit their website. 

As well as your physical wellbeing, your mental health may be adversely affected by the impact of the COVID-19.

Click here for advice on how to manage your mental wellbeing.

 

INSOLVENCY

If you are struggling to manage debts, you can find information on insolvency here

WORKING REMOTELY?

Pomodoro Technique: https://www.facebook.com/EasternBayChamberofCommerce/videos/519268788738414/
Structure your day: https://www.facebook.com/EasternBayChamberofCommerce/videos/2845243428895244/

 

B2B: WORKFORCE, EMPLOYMENT & WFH

Workforce webinars with EMA

The EMA, ATEED and Regional Business Partner Network (RBP) have partnered to bring you free video workshops, to help you combat the ongoing issues businesses are facing in response to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic.

They’ll be running three 20-minute sessions a week on various topics, including helping employers tackle mental health to tools around cashflow and redeployment. This series is focused on connecting businesses with practical tips to help you get through.

Click HERE to view the webinars now. 

 

FREE BUSINESS SUPPORT FOR THE BAY

Businesses can contact our team to arrange a meeting (one-to-one or digitally), free of charge, with one of the Business Advisors to discuss how they are affected by COVID-19 and what support they need.

The Business Advisors will then provide direction and advice on how to get this support, by connecting businesses with key providers and Government agencies, such as IRD and Work and Income, as well as helping them understand how to better utilise their current providers.

This support is administered through the Regional Business Partner Network (RBP), a service that the Tauranga Chamber of Commerce delivers in partnership with Rotorua Business Chamber and Eastern Bay Chamber of Commerce.

The RBP is available to all businesses, not just Chamber members.

Call 07 219 3827 or 021921389

Email: info@ebopchamber.co.nz