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COVID-19 is a new type of coronavirus affecting humans that was first reported in China at the end of 2019. It is spreading worldwide and affecting all people and all sectors. New Zealand is at Alert Level 1. This is declared a National Emergency. This page offers the latest update for the potato industry and useful resources.

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Latest news

New Zealand is at Alert Level 1.

Please check Alert Levels for your region here.

Download your QR code for your business here.

Posters for workplaces are here.

MPI page for all Primary Industries Covid-19 info go here.

Alert Level Summaries can be found in the list at bottom of this page or on the Covid-19 Govt website here.

Safe Pandemic Grower Practice

MPI Guiding Principles for Pandemic Safe Practice 😷🚜🥔💛
1. Prevent the introduction of Covid-19 into the workplace
2. Prevent the spread of Covid-19 in the workplace
3. Eliminate Covid-19

Main source of masks here.

Safe Food Service Operation

NZ is at Alert Level 1 . This means Food Service Operators can open, should continue contact-less ordering, payment and delivery/collection food service and otherwise provide physical distancing where possible and contact tracing. Please refer to our Chip Group page here for detailed advice.

Exporter Advice

Exporters information on Covid-19 go here.

MPI generic exporter letter of assurance: inform customers and competent authorities on a one off basis that New Zealand  has COVID-19 issues under control as far as possible cross contamination and worker safety here.

NZGAP info here.

NZTE Covid-19 info here.

NZTE air freight during Covid-19 here.

Essential Support Services

United Fresh Covid-19 info here.

Food Service Operators go here.

Food redistribution nationwide. Contacts found here.

Employer Info

Workplace response to Covid-19 visit Employment NZ here.

Work & Income NZ wage subsidy info here.

WINZ employer application here.

WINZ self-employed application here.

Horticulture New Zealand is also collating info and you will be receiving updates from them via email. If you can’t find what you need on our PNZ page, visit their website here. They have staff assigned to Covid-19 tasks who can help you if needed, see the Hort NZ page Covid-19 contacts page here.

Useful Numbers

POTATOES NEW ZEALAND 0800 399 674
HORTICULTURE NEW ZEALAND +64 4 472 3795 and see their key Covid-19 contacts here
RURAL SUPPORT: 0800 787 254
If you or someone else is in danger or endangering others, call the Police immediately on 111. If you feel you are not coping, it is important to talk with a health professional. For support with grief, anxiety, distress or mental wellbeing, you can call or text 1737 – free, anytime, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – to talk with a trained counselor.
LIFELINE: 0800 543 354 (AVAILABLE 24/7)
SUICIDE CRISIS HELPLINE: 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO) (available 24/7)
YOUTHLINE: 0800 376 633
KIDSLINE: 0800 543 754 (available 24/7)
WHATSUP: 0800 942 8787 (1pm to 11pm)
DEPRESSION.ORG.NZ: 0800 111 757 text 4202

We will add relevant documents to this list. Please download or link to these as needed. If you want signage for your workplace, download from the document list below.

Name Downloads
Name Downloads
48 downloads
Covid-19 Contact Tracing Register Retail
83 downloads
Covid-19 Contact Tracing Register Non-retail
64 downloads
MPI guidance for transit during COVID-19 alert levels PDF
42 downloads
Essential Services Employee Movement Form Aug 2020 PDF
40 downloads
MPI guidance for transit during COVID-19 alert levels PDF
34 downloads
44 downloads
MPI guidance for transit during COVID-19 alert levels
43 downloads
34 downloads
Essential Services Employee Movement Form Aug 2020
37 downloads
Covid-19 Alert Level 3 Fact Sheet
102 downloads
84 downloads
106 downloads
95 downloads
126 downloads
122 downloads
149 downloads
102 downloads
Slow the spread Covid-19 poster
178 downloads
STOP notice for entries Covid-19
150 downloads
Self-isolation poster Covid-19
114 downloads
Hand washing poster Covid-19
145 downloads
Cough into elbow poster COVID-19
125 downloads
Keep Your Distance Poster UNITED FRESH
131 downloads
Protect Yourself Against Covid-19 workplace poster March 2020
121 downloads
164 downloads

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