Keep up to date with news about COVID-19
17 August 2020
Following the Prime Minister's announcement on the 14th of August 2020, find out more about the extension of Alert Levels 2 and 3.
11 May 2020
Government has worked with the Construction Sector Accord to release new advice to the sector as clients work with contractors to agree a fair value for contract variations due the COVID-19 lockdown.
11 May 2020
The Accord has today issued new guidance to local and central government agencies on getting construction projects up and running quickly following the COVID-19 disruption. Several models for rapid mobilisation have been outlined that will help agencies streamline processes and improve project efficiency.
15 April 2020
Agencies and organisations are stepping up to offer better mental health support during the COVID-19 shutdown. Many people in the workforce are already reaching out to MATES in Construction to talk and get help, and other organisations are providing free resources.
7 April 2020
Government has implemented the first action from the Accord’s Construction Sector Response Plan and set out expectations and guidance to agencies on managing contracts during the shutdown.
5 April 2020
The Accord Steering Group has released a response plan to support the sector during and after COVID-19.
28 March 2020
The Government has modified the wage subsidy scheme to ensure people don’t lose their jobs during the national lockdown.
25 March 2020
Some initial information has been created for those in the building and construction sector (as at 24 March).
17 March 2020
The Government has outlined a $12.1 billion package to support New Zealand in response to the global impact of COVID-19.