COVID-19 updates

Keep up to date with news about COVID-19

Alert Level 2 & 3 update

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.


New guidance on contract variations

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.


Rapidly mobilising construction projects

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.


Looking after mental health

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.


Government contract guidelines to support industry

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.


Response plan for the construction sector

5 April 2020

The Accord Steering Group has released a response plan to support the sector during and after COVID-19.


Further steps to protect New Zealander's jobs

28 March 2020

The Government has modified the wage subsidy scheme to ensure people don’t lose their jobs during the national lockdown.


Information for building and construction sector (as at 24 March 2020)

25 March 2020

Some initial information has been created for those in the building and construction sector (as at 24 March).


$12.1 billion support for New Zealanders and business

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.



Last updated: 02 November 2020