All of NZ is currently at Phase Three - Orange of the COVID-19

Protection Framework and Traffic Light system.


ShopCare has collated the following links and resources to connect people with people, and people with ideas. We will continue to update this page as information becomes available. If there is anything you would like to see, please contact us and let us know.


Should New Zealand's COVID-19 status change, or we change Alert Levels, we aim to keep you as informed as possible to minimise the impact on your people and your business, to help you all stay safe and healthy, and to support you throughout this crisis.  

ShopCare will connect you to accurate, relevant information relating to COVID-19, and how it may affect your business.

Omicron is the most transmissible COVID-19 variant yet and is expected to spread fast. The Government has planned for a high prevalence scenario where cases could be in the tens of thousands a day. The Government plan for the three phases of its Omicron response is:

  • Phase Three: There are thousands of cases per day: most people will self-manage and health and social services focus on families and communities that have the highest needs.

  • Phase Two:  Cases have spread in the community so we need to minimise and slow further spread and assist our vulnerable communities.

  • Phase One: There are some cases in the community, but we continue to stamp it out.

More information on the phased approach is available on the Ministry of Health’s website.

COVID-19 Information Links: 

Record keeping and contact tracing

What to do if you are a place of interest or have a Covid positive case in your workplace

Vaccinations in the Workplace

Income and Wage Support:

Information for Supply Chain, Transport, Manufacturing and Retail businesses: 

Business Support: 

 Register your interest in the Kickstart fund in one of the below regions.

Information relating to Food & Grocery Sector: 

Personal Support: 

Updated 21st April 2022

Principles for Living with Covid for NZ organisations. 


Providing a series of high level principles through a mix of resources, guidance and stand-alone posters for businesses to use as we live with Covid in our workplaces in 2022 and beyond including:

  • Bowtie Risk Assessment 

  • Vaccination as a Control 

  • Hierarchy of Controls


The Principles and their supporting advice documents have been designed by business for business, led by the GM Safety Forum (supported by HASANZ) which involves more than 80 senior leaders from large NZ organisations, and with input from the Business Leaders’ Health and Safety Forum, Ministry of Health and other government agencies.

These are collaborated with and endorsed by the Ministry of Health, and designed to help businesses plan for how they will manage in the Government’s new Covid Protection Framework (traffic light system).


The ‘Health and Safety Association NZ’ (HASANZ) has published these Principles so businesses can use them to guide their operational practices, enabling them to protect their people without severely interrupting business continuity.


The Principles are available here. 

The Business Leaders Forum also pose some questions for leaders here.    


NOTE: Advice or guidance provided by ShopCare does not constitute legal advice. Legal advice should be sought from qualified professionals to ensure compliance with the Health and Safety at Work Act, and any other applicable statutes or regulations