COVID-19 Level 4 Essential Services – Financial Sector
Auckland is at Alert Level 4. The rest of New Zealand is at Alert Level 2.
Financial services are not included as ‘Alert level 4 businesses or services’ in the Public Health Response (Alert Level Requirements) Order (No 9) 2021.
However, the Director General of Health has declared that registered banks, licensed non-bank deposit taking entities, licensed insurers and certain other firms may operate as Alert Level 4 businesses or services.
The activities of firms are limited to critical financial services and subject to the conditions of the exemption.
CoFR continues to meet regularly to discuss the impact of COVID-19 and consider ways to support the industry in tackling the challenges it presents.
8 September 2021