Chief Executive of Business NZ, Kirk Hope discusses the impact of the alert level to businesses

coronavirus 21/03/2020

Chief Executive of Business NZ, Kirk Hope believes that the alert system is an effective risk management regime and the key thing that has come out of today's announcement is that the Government has communicated it now to allow people to prepare.

He recommends if businesses have the capacity to allow people to work from home they should start to move to this now.

Hope continues to mention that if you're a business that needs help Business NZ have setup an advice line that can provide a range of advice including how to restructure finance, what can you do with employees, how to close a business for a while with the view of re-opening and more.

Listen to the full interview below.