COVID-19 Information

The COVID-19 pandemic has seen a lot of changes to our country and economy in a very short space of time, with many businesses having to change the way they operate or shut their doors during this time.

As part of the Regional Business Partner Network, we are asking people to complete the Business Impacts & Trends of COVID-19 form. This will better inform government about business support and allow decisions about the right supports to be put in place. Click here to download, you can complete this on your computer or phone, save, and then email back to All responses are confidential.


How can we help?

Marlborough District Council through Business Trust Marlborough is assisting businesses to access business advice and support in the wake of COVID-19. Click here for more information and to start the application process.

Business Trust Marlborough are available to help businesses through this time, whether you need advise, a mentor, or just pointing in the right direction we can do that. Contact our Manager, Brian Dawson on 027 978 7637 or



For links to our Virtual Biz Break webinars and to Business Mentors New Zealand webinars, see our webinars page.


Contact Tracing

Information on Contact Tracing for businesses can be found on the Unite Against COVID-19 website, click here.

Information on the Contact Tracing App can be found here. Please note, that according to the Ministry of Health website, 'Businesses should continue to keep appropriate contact tracing records for all customers regardless of whether or not they sign into the premises with NZ COVID Tracer.'

If you would like to use our Contact Tracing single forms rather than a sheet that allows others to see everyone's details:

  1. Click here to download the template (details based on NZ Government template)
  2. Print and cut into 8 individual sheets
  3. Put a box with a slot (like a contest) with the sheets and sanitised pens out for your clients
  4. At the end of the day, empty the box into an envelope and mark with the date


More information

The Marlborough Chamber of Commerce have put together a comprehensive list of where to find information on different topics for COVID-19, click here to see that list.


Regional Business Partner COVID-19 Workshop Series

The Nelson Regional Development Agency is the Regional Business Partner for the top of the south and this workshop is fully funded as part of the COVID-19 support package.  Brought to you in partnership with the Nelson Tasman Chamber of Commerce, Marlborough Chamber of Commerce, Nelson Tasman Business Trust and Business Trust Marlborough who together form the Regional Business Partner Network across the top of the south.

Each of these webinars was recorded and can be re-watched so if any business owner couldn't make the live date, they can watch it from the comfort of their living room at a time convenient to them.

Re-watch webinars following the links below:


Other Resources

Advisory.Works Running a Business During Lockdown report and toolkit, click here to view and download

The Icehouse Webinar Series, click here to view their website

WK COVID-19 Recovery Webinar Series, click here to view their website

COVID-19 Economic Empact - webinar from economist Shamubeel Eaqab, click here to view the recorded webinar

An Infometrics Webinar to brief NRDA and Nelson-Tasman leaders on some of the local economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, including Infometrics' current view on the national economic impacts of COVID-19, click here to view the recorded webinar