A summary of key questions are listed below:
Can businesses open at Alert Level 2?
At Alert Level 2, all businesses can open their premises to the public provided specific requirements are satisfied. Bars reopened on Thursday 21 May.
MBIE is currently developing sector specific guidance outlining the applicable public health requirements for each industry.
Hospitality businesses can only open their premises to customers if they can meet the three S's - seated, separated and service.
Issues for employers and employees under Alert Level 2
While all businesses can operate if they can do so safely, alternative ways of working are still encouraged where possible. This may mean having some employees continuing to work from home.
Employers should have a plan about how they will operate safely at Alert Level 2 and this should be documented and discussed with employees before they return to the workplace.
Where employers wish to make changes to employees' hours of work, remuneration or duties as a result of reduced demand, these changes should be agreed with employees.
Read the full articles here:
COVID-19 Alert Level 2: Is your business prepared? - 12 May 2020
COVID-19 Alert Level 2: What does it mean for landlords and tenants? - 19 May 2020
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