Updated: Mar 26, 2020

If you have employees, Employment New Zealand has specific guidance in response to COVID-19 including how to handle self-isolation and sick leave.

Workplace response to coronavirus (external link)

Employment New Zealand

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the workplace (external link)

Employment New Zealand

If you have questions about handling information about an employee that isn’t well, including if there is a serious threat to someone’s safety, wellbeing or health, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner has guidance to help.

Is it okay to tell other employees that a colleague is sick? (external link)

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner

When can I use the serious threat exception? (external link)

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner

If you're considering reducing people's hours or redundancies due to COVID-19, the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) has support and advice.

Coronavirus: Redundancy information for employers [PDF 114KB] (external link)

Work and Income


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