Rapid antigen testing available for business

Rapid antigen tests are an option for businesses in their response to COVID-19. They’re not mandatory and won’t be suitable for everyone. It’s up to you to choose whether you want to use rapid antigen tests in your business.

Rapid antigen tests offer:

  • a much faster turnaround than a laboratory PCR test (around 15 minutes compared to 2-5 days)
  • an additional level of protection for a business’s workers, contacts, and customers.

Rapid antigen tests are not:

  • as accurate at detecting COVID-19 as

New COVID-19 Protection Framework Guidance

25 November 2021

New Zealand will move into the new COVID-19 Protection Framework at 11:59pm on Thursday 2 December. 

See guidance

Until then the Alert Level System is still in place. Auckland and parts of the Waikato region are at Alert Level 3, the rest of New Zealand is at Alert Level 2.

Businesses should continue to follow all current Alert Level rules

New COVID-19 Protection Framework guidance The COVID-19 Protection Framework, also known as more

GST return and provisional tax due dates

GST return and provisional tax due dates

We know this is a busy time and with the IRD system shutdown from 3pm on Thursday 21  October and reopening on the morning of Thursday 28 October, businesses may struggle to file and pay GST and provisional tax by 28 October. 

Ministers have agreed (dependent on passing an Order in Council) that businesses and individuals will have more time to file and pay their GST and provisional tax that is currently due on 28 October. Once the order passes, businesses will have