Functions and Events
4 June 2020
Last weeks amendments to the Order have clarified which rules apply to hired facilities or venues operating under level 2.
If a facility or venue has been hired for a social gathering – then the social gatherings rules apply.
COVID-19 Response (Further Management Measures) Legislation Act
3 June 2020
The COVID-19 Response (Further Management Measures) Legislation Act makes changes to the Companies Act and other related legislation to help provide relief for companies and other entities facing difficulties in complying with their statutory obligations, or obligations under their constitutions or rules, because of COVID-19.
Rostering and Staff at Level 2
28 May 2020
Now that we have a somewhat clearer picture of what life at level 2 looks like, clubs will be having to look closely at their rostering and staffing levels. Many clubs have opted to alter their hours of operation and/or reduce lunch or dinner services and with this comes a need to re-negotiate hours with some staff, remember that everything you negotiate with staff still has to be done under exactly the same employment regulations as applied prior to Covid-19. Negotiating fairly and in good faith is still
28 May 2020
We know there are a lot of club members who are eager to get club sport back up and running and level 2 does present opportunities for recreation and sport to resume, but it is not business as usual and clubs must ensure that they can meet the Government requirements and that members are informed and able to cooperate with those requirements.
As per the Sport New Zealand Guidelines 'commercial' sporting venues including those with bar/cafe/restaurant facilities are able to open (hospitality operations must meet the public health guidelines for these operations.)
A message from our friends at Bluebridge
15 May 2020
We were glad we could help get members home before Level 4 started. As you know, during Level 4 and 3, we have been providing travel for essential and eligible passengers as well as maintaining a crucial freight link connecting the North and South Islands. We can’t wait to get Kiwis moving again when we move to Level 2 from this Thursday. Your members can use their CLUBSNZ promo code and book now for future travel dates right up until 31 March 2021.
Wage Subsidy Extention
15 May 2020
Many of you will have seen that the Government has announced an extension to the wage subsidy scheme. The Wage Subsidy Extension will be available from 10 June 2020 until 1 September 2020 so employers can keep paying their employees.
Operational Update #5 from the Department of Internal Affairs
12 May 2020
Preparing to operate at Alert Level 2
Following the Prime Minister’s announcement about New Zealand starting to move to Alert Level 2 from 14 May 2020, Class 4 gambling operators will need to prepare to operate under the Alert Level 2 guidelines.
DIA has updated its website with information on operating at Alert Level 2.
Food and Hospitality Workplace Safety Training Available
6 May 2020
Hospo Safe is a comprehensive staff induction product to help employers with their food and workplace safety training. It has been tailor-made to help meet the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act and the Food Act. The training is in two completely online modules, each taking between two and three hours (depending on previous knowledge and experience).
Being online means that staff can be complete the training anywhere and at any time. It has been designed so that even new staff can be trained before they start work.
Clubs New Zealand Sports Tournament Update
6 May 2020
For Clubs New Zealand, our tournaments have always provided a special opportunity for our club community to come together with others to share common interests and engage in a bit of friendly (but often fierce) competition.
As the COVID-19 situation has continued to evolve, our priority has been to ensure the health and safety of our club members, employees, partners and communities. With this in mind, we made the difficult decision to cancel Clubs New Zealand sports tournaments up until 31 August 2020.
Operational Update #4 from the Department of Internal Affairs
1 May 2020
Operation of gambling venues under COVID-19 Alert Level 2
This update relates to the operation of casino and class 4 gambling venues under COVID-19 Alert Level 2 conditions. It should be read alongside and is subject to any guidance provided by the Ministry of Health for public venues for Alert Level 2.
Government boosts cashflow support for small businesses
1 May 2020
The Government will provide interest free loans for a year to small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 economic shock to support their immediate cashflow needs and meet fixed costs.
Contract Tracing Registers
30 April 2020
We are getting a large number of enquiries regarding contract tracing and what this will look like. The short answer is we do not currently have all the information and the Government have not released further details on how they wish this to be managed.
The guidelines that were released prior to the lock down asked hospitality venues to implement a COVID-19 guest register, including: