Supporting our Upper Clutha business community

A key part if our role, which has grown since covid-19 entered our lives, is to provide support, advice and connection for our business community. We have worked hard to ensure businesses receive the financial, wellbeing and other support they need to thrive. We will keep this page updated with key support available for businesses both long term and short term response to covid-19.

Delta Alert Level 2 - Q+A

Current as 6 Sep - For details and Q+As on what Delta Alert Level 2 means for your business, download the PDF here

Resources for businesses to download. Click on links in bold and italics to access posters, social media assets etc

·       The COVID-19 Group Google Drive has been updated with more digital collateral to support:

o   Alert Level 2


Digital collateral including posters and social media tiles

Topics include:

·       How to work safely

·       Contact tracing requirement info and register

·       Three S’s:  Seated, separated, singled server

·       Payment for service: cash accepted and contactless, card preferred

·       Washing hands and sanitise

·       Wear a face covering

·       Please keep 2m apart

Southern Lakes Mental Health Support 

There is an array of support available for business owners, their teams and our wider community to help us navigate these uncertain times.

Click here to download a list of resources, workshops and information - Current as 3 Sep 2021

Click here to download a new 'Traffic Light' brochure which can be displayed around your workplace to help people understand how they can help their peers and team if they think they need help. Hard copies will be available once covid levels allow. 

Regional Business Partnership Support

The Otago Chamber of Commerce manages the RBP contract for our region. Details on the support available for businesses can be found here. This may include a mentor, R+D funding through Callaghan Innovation or capability voucher support for training.

Tourism Businesses Specific Support

Minister Stuart Nash announced a fund to help support tourism businesses (and those impacted by tourism). Details of the first two phases of this support has been unveiled (current as 3 Sep 2021). Click here to find out details.

Wage Subsidy and Resurgence Payments - Covid-19 

Current as 7 Sep 2021 - Due to the current Delta outbreak of covid-19 in New Zealand, Auckland remains in Level 4. This move to alert level 4 has triggered the wage subsidy and resurgence payment for businesses that qualify, across NZ.

For details on the wage subsidy click here
For details on the resurgence payment click here
For some information on what to do if you have been declined or are in a holding pattern, click here