Concrete NZ is committed to informing members, especially at this challenging time.
We are actively working to support and advocate for the health and long-term sustainability of the concrete industry and wider construction sector.
The Concrete NZ team is closely monitoring the fast-moving situation around COVID-19.
On this page you’ll find regularly updated content that informs and supports you and your business during this period.
Unite Against COVID-19
This website has all you need to know about COVID-19. Learn the simple steps you can take to unite against the virus and slow its spread. Find out what help is available and get the latest updates here.
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
Government sources providing guidance and support to the public as part of the response to COVID-19 are listed here to help you stay informed and answer any questions or concerns that you may have.
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment - Building Performance
COVID-19 Alert Level 4 puts essential business restrictions on the type of work that can be done in the building and construction sector. Find out what these "essential business" restrictions means to you.
The Government’s resource for COVID-19 business information such as support for businesses, tax and ACC, employment, health and safety, mental health and wellbeing, as well as working from home.
The Prime Minister's media conference to update New Zealanders on the Government's response to COVID-19, including initiatives, policies and Ministerial information, is summarised on this website.
Work and Income
Here you will find information about the COVID-19 Wage Subsidy, which supports businesses faced with laying off staff or reducing hours, and information about the Essential Workers Leave Support.
Employment New Zealand
Workplace information and guidance (referencing other websites) on how employers can manage their responsibilities to staff during the COVID-19 Alert Level 4 period and beyond are available here.
IRD understand the effect that COVID-19 has had on the income and businesses of many taxpayers. Tax relief and income assistance is therefore available to people affected by the downturn in business.
Ministry of Health
The Ministry's website offers general COVID-19 health advice for the public, information for workplaces (including personal protective equipment - PPE) and summaries of the 'current situation'.
Ministry for Primary Industries
Employers need to take steps to ensure workers are protected during the COVID-19 Alert Levels, so the Ministry offers some safe work practices for businesses and workers across the primary industries.
At Alert Level 3, WorkSafe NZ advises that some businesses can resume operations. However, the work has to be carried out in line with public health guidance and must not involve public contact.
To support returning to construction work once the current COVID-19 Alert Level 4 restrictions are lifted, Concrete NZ has developed protocols for concrete industry activities.
Construction Health & Safety NZ (CHASNZ)
The COVID-19 Construction Standard and protocols provide guidance for a safe return to work. They are living documents which will be kept updated by a working party of H&S industry practitioners.
Construction Sector Accord
The Construction Sector Accord is a commitment from government and industry to create a high performing construction sector. With priorities now on COVID-19 the Accord offers regular updates.
New Zealand Construction Industry Council
This industry association of associations has partnered Construction Health & Safety NZ (CHASNZ) to offer information on protocols for workers and supervisors during the COVID-19 alert systems.
MATES in Construction
The MATES programme builds and strengthens communities in the workplace and across the industry. MATES is here to support industry right across New Zealand during COVID-19 times.