COVID-19 Resources, Links and Online Tips and Public Service Announcements

From this page I will share links to resources about Covid-19, app offers and specials, along with any security tips and alerts.

COVID-19 Resources

New Zealand COVID-19 Info & Resources

NZ COVID Tracer APP

Now that New Zealand is at level 2 of the Covid-19 response, effective contact tracing is very important. The NZ COVID tracer app has been released and can be downloaded for Apple and Android phones. As you visit retailers and businesses you will check-in by scanning the bar code they have on display to register you have been at that location.

You can learn more about the tracer app from the Ministry of Health website.

How to Download the COVID Tracer App

If you are using an iPhone, visit the App Store. For Android phones, visit Google Play.

Concerned about privacy?

According to the NZ Privacy Commissioner, the app has been developed using Privacy by Design principles, which put privacy at the foundation of the design process. Read more online at https://privacy.org.nz/news-and-publications/statements-media-releases/privacy-commissioner-backs-nz-covid-tracer-app/

Businesses - How to get a Tracer App QR Code & Poster

As a business, if you wish to display a QR code for customers and clients to scan, you can follow the instructions online at https://www.business.govt.nz/covid-19/contact-tracing

You will need:

  1. A RealMe Login
  2. A New Zealand business number
  3. Authority of your business
  4. To register with Business Connect

General information on contact tracing for businesses (including non-retail), can be found online at https://covid19.govt.nz/businesses-and-employees/businesses-and-services/contact-tracing-at-your-place-of-business/ - including how to do a paper register and templates for registers.

Donate to help Kiwi Families

Web Matters has donated to the Unicef appeal - you can too from the link below.
Help Kiwi Families via the Unicef Covid-19 Appeal

Cashflow Loans & Support

One off government loans are available for sole traders and the self-employed. Learn more at https://www.business.govt.nz/covid-19/cash-flow-loans-and-support/

Business Debt Hibernation

If you are a company, society, trust, or other type of organisation, and you are experiencing financial stress due to Covid-19, you  may be eligible for the government debt hibernation initiative. It gives you some protection from your debtors while you set up a payment arrangement. Debts still need to be paid off in full. Sole traders are not eligible and will need to look at the cash flow loans and support option.

Learn more at https://www.business.govt.nz/covid-19/business-debt-hibernation/

Australia

Government Relief Packages by Country

World Health Organisation

Mental Health Advice

Security - Keeping Safe Online

Remote Working Tips and Guides

Business Advice

Video Conferencing

Email Marketing Advice

Personal Care

Grants, Offers and Special Deals

Free Online Shop from Swiftly

This free online shop is a response to the level 3 Covid-19 alert level, and it has been set up to help New Zealand business do contact-less orders with a simple click and collect platform.

Check it out at https://www.swiftly.nz/

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