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COVID-19: operating your business under Alert Levels 1 and 2

Auckland is at Alert Level 2 and the rest of New Zealand at Alert Level 1. It’s important you run your business in line with the rules that apply to your location.

28 September 2020

Detailed guidance on operating your business under the different alert levels can be found on the business.govt.nz website.

Workplace operations at different alert levels External Link

Following the advice below will help you keep your business operating safely under all levels in a cyber security sense.

Protect your website

Your website is important to your business. However, it contains business, commercial and customer information that’s valuable to cyber attackers. This is particularly true if your website is an online store.

We’ve got practical advice on keeping your website safe and secure and trading smart online.

Trade Smart Online

Working from home

If some, or all, of your staff are working from home we’ve developed some tips on how to do that securely.

Accessing work systems remotely

It’s likely you’ll have changed the way you work and access information. We’ve created a guide to help you understand the best way to enable remote access to your network. You may need IT support to set some of them up.

Types of remote access software

Giving access to tools

Some tools and software don’t need to be hosted on an office server, as they’re accessed from an internet browser. Tools you log in to online are called Software as a Service (SaaS). Read our guide to see how to assess which tools suit your business and how to use them securely.

Software as a service tools