Covid-19 hospitality hub

We’ve bundled all of the information, resources and updates that you need to manage your business through Covid-19 and beyond, in this Restaurant Association Covid-19 hospitality hub.


Traffic light levels from 3 December until 11.59pm 30 December, 2021

  • These regions are in RED: Northland, Auckland, Taupō and Rotorua Lakes Districts, Kawerau, Whakatane, Ōpōtiki Districts, Gisborne District, Wairoa District, Rangitikei, Whanganui and Ruapehu Districts
  • The rest of the North Island is at ORANGE
  • The whole of the South Island is at ORANGE

Traffic light levels from 11.59pm 30 December, 2021

  • The Northland region IS in RED
  • The rest of New Zealand is at ORANGE (regions moved from Red to Orange from 11.59pm, 30 December are: Auckland, Taupō, Rotorua Lakes,  Kawerau, Whakatane, Ōpōtiki, Gisborne, Wairoa, Rangitikei, Whanganui and Ruapehu districts.)

The next update by Ministers will be on Monday 17 January, and will continue on a fortnightly basis.

Find out the alert level for your region here.


Helpful guidance:


Government business support available:

  • The Resurgence Support Payment (RSP) is a payment to help support businesses with one-off costs due to a level increase to level 2 or higher. This is available to eligible firms at the same time as the WSS. Eligible businesses can receive payments of:
    • The 4th RSP is calculated as $1,500 plus $400 per FTE (up to 50 FTE). The maximum payment is $21,500. Sole traders can receive a payment of up to $1,900.
    • The 5th and 6th RSPs are calculated at an increased rate of $3,000 plus $800 per FTE (up to 50 FTE). The maximum payment is $43,000. Sole traders can receive a payment of up to $3,800.
    • The 7th RSP, known as the Transition Payment is calculated at an increased rate of $4,000 plus $400 per FTE (up to 50 FTE). The maximum payment is $24,000. Sole traders can receive a payment of up to $4,400.
    • Find out more here.


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