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COVID-19: Staying informed & useful resources

28 February 2020

Keeping informed & planning ahead

As the Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation develops, our country is feeling the impacts in terms of supply chain issues and travel restrictions. As of today, there is one confirmed case of the virus in New Zealand and the situation continues to evolve fast worldwide.

We therefore encourage you to stay informed and take some time to assess and plan for impacts on your events and business.

There is a lot of useful information available to help. We have compiled some links to monitor for information and resources to assist with planning. We recommend you check how your insurance cover and contractual obligations would play out in the event of event cancellation or other effect of enhanced public health measures.

Staying informed

Ministry of Health - As of today there is one confirmed case of COVID-19 in New Zealand and the Ministry of Health does not recommend altering arrangements for public events. However, the situation may change and you should monitor the Ministry of Health's website, in particular their advice for public events and mass gatherings.

Business.govt.nz - Coronavirus: Information for businesses
This page brings together the key sources of information from across government to help you stay informed and will be updated as more information is available.

Travel restrictions
Tourism New Zealand - COVID-19 - information for industry

Resources

Event planning measures
SACEOS via CINZ- COVID-19 Prepared and Informed

Business continuity planning
Business.govt.nz - Continuity and contingency planning

Event cancellation considerations
EventMB - Coronavirus: What You Need to Know About Cancelling an Event and Liability Risks

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