Adapting to a Covid World

Many business are facing challenges they haven't faced before due to the implications of Covid-19. On this page you'll find a number of resources providing information specifically relevant to businesses. This information is updated regularly in accordance with the changing alert levels.

Hutt Valley Covid-19 Business Support Group

The Hutt Valley Covid-19 Business Support Group was established in March 2020 to provide ongoing support and information to the business community to help them through the implications of Covid. This group consists of the Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce, Upper Hutt City Council and Hutt City Council.

The Hutt Valley Covid-19 Business Support Group is actively working closely with local and central government agencies to ensure Hutt Valley businesses are getting all the help and support they need and kept fully informed of all opportunities available for funding.

At the Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce we have many partners who are local business people themselves and experts in their fields. They have generously provided advice and guidance, sharing their knowledge free of charge to help other businesses through the challenges of Covid. Take a look through the topics below.

Migrant Workers

Woburn International answers your questions on migrant workers and visas.

Advertising Help

How to advertise in a challenging market, promote your brand and thrive.

Buying Property

A panel of local experts share their advice and tips on buying property in today’s market.

Cashflow Advice and Help

The seven causes of poor cashflow and support available – that many businesses don’t know about.

BNZ Tech Series

At the forefront of the battle against Covid19 are Myriad Engineering and Spiral Software.

Building Resilience

Practical advice on how to manage stress and build resilience, from Anna McKinlay.

Commercial Leases

Gibson Sheat Lawyers cover fair payments on commercial leases during Alert Level 3.

Business Finance

Hear about the Business Finance Guarantee Scheme, including eligibility and funding options.

Legal Contracts

Gibson Sheat Lawyers answer your questions on legal matters during Alert Level 4.

Tax Obligations

Kendons answers all your tax-related questions including the Government’s Tax Loss Carry Back Scheme.

1:1 Business Coaching

Red Hot Business Coaching & Consulting explain the Government’s 1:1 business advice scheme.

Mortgage Holidays

NZHL Harbour City (NZ Home Loans) explain the mortgage holiday and other available options.


Funeral restrictions under Alert Level 4 and Alert Level 3 are explained by Gee & Hickton.


‘Abandonment of job’, the wage subsidy and much more, from McKone Consultancy.

What's Your Business Worth?

LINK Business Broking offers help and advice to business owners to weather the storm of coronavirus.

IT Help

The Layer3 Tech Team ran two livestreams answering questions for businesses working remotely.

Quick Guide to Working from Home

CERT NZ has developed a PDF guide that includes a check list for organisations and staff.

Avoid Scams

CERT NZ prepares regular advice to help organisations identify and avoid scams.