Business support

A COVID-19 business support resource for Hutt Valley businesses full of help, advice, livestreams and ways to stay connected to industry help

Need help?

Ask, connect, share tips and get info in the Hutt Valley COVID-19 Business Support Facebook group.

Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce - call 939 9821

Hutt City Council business team - call 570 6666

Upper Hutt City Council business team - call 527 2169

Call the national business helpline on 0800 500 362.

3 Mile Coworkinh people talking couch

Government support for all businesses

Free vouchers for up to $5000 worth of local expert input on employment matters, financial and managing cashflow, staff health and wellness, business continuity planning, marketing strategy and enabling your business online. Provided by Hutt Valley and Wellington based experts via WellingtonNZ. 
If you have any questions or want to discuss things further, contact Kristy Whelan Business Advisor with WellingtonNZ and based at the Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Get support for your business via WellingtonNZ regional business growth advisors

Wage subsidy and Covid-19 leave schemes

Business finance guarantee scheme

Business cash-flow and tax measures

Small business cash-flow loan scheme

Insolvency relief for businesses

Have you seen all the support on offer?

Support on offer is being extended - are you across the latest?

All businesses must have an official QR Code poster

Get yours now - it'll take 5 mins and have your driver's licence handy. 
Don’t have a driver’s licence? Fill out this form and email it to [email protected]

Download and use the contact tracing register form for retailers or the contact tracing register form for non-retailersYou don't need to keep a manual alternative if you are a retail business or are a takeaway shop AND your customers can keep 2m distance.

Cafes, bars, restaurants and takeaways

WorkSafe requirements for operating at Level 2 - worksafe.govt.nz

Comprehensive level 2 guidelines from the Restaurant Association NZ

Get your free feature on the At Yours "regional eateries that deliver" directory - visawoap.com/atyours

Promote your most popular dish for free on the regional "Greatest Hits" promotion - visawoap.com/greatesthits

Retailers

Retail NZ have developed guidelines and advice for retailers.

Accommodation

Accommodation provider guidelines and supporttia.org.nz

Level 2 guidelines for accommodation providers - PDF from TIA 

Events

Events and public gathering guidelines - health.govt.nz

Local business organisations

Jackson Street Programme

Love Wainuiomata Inc.

Manufacturers Facebook group set up by Technology Valley

Seaview Business Association

Technology Valley industry collective

Upper Hutt Retailers Facebook group 

Wellbeing

Health updates and public health information health.govt.nz

Mental health and wellbeing: advice for looking after yourself and others and connects you to support services - mentalhealth.org.nz

More official resources + support

Businesses resources: official government site - business.govt.nz 

Employment matters: how to respond to and manage the impact of COVID-19 in the workplace - employment.govt.nz

Continuity planning: a template and advice on how your organisation can keep its essential functions up and running during a time of disruption. - getprepared.nz

Covid19 official government information covid19.govt.nz 

Download official posters, signs and contact tracing registers from the Official Covid19 business toolkit.

Contact tracing: all you need to know on covid19.govt.nz

WellingtonNZ business growth and response team - wellingtonnz.com

Your Hutt Valley support team

Your Hutt Valley COVID-19 business support team combines staff from Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce, Hutt City Council and Upper Hutt City Council to help you keep connected, adapt and connect you to central government and regional funding support and services. Find our contact details at the top of this page.

We're in touch regularly with local business groups including Jackson Street Programme, Love Wainuiomata Inc, Seaview Business Association and Technology Valley

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