Frequently asked questions about COVID-19 and primary industries
Find answers to the latest questions about working within Alert Levels 2, 3, and 4.
Primary sector businesses, services, and support services
Advice for primary sector businesses, services and support services through the COVID-19 Alert Levels.
Safe work practices for businesses and workers
Businesses need to take steps to ensure workers are protected during each of the COVID-19 Alert Levels.
Advice for orchards and horticultural industries
Advice for horticulture businesses and orchards through the COVID-19 Alert Levels.
Advice for farms and agriculture businesses
Advice for farming and other primary sector businesses and support services to operate safely.
COVID-19 and food safety
Find out about New Zealand Food Safety's guidance for food handlers and businesses
COVID-19 and animal welfare
Information about caring for pets and livestock during the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 in the forestry industry
What you need to know about the forestry industry through COVID-19 Alert Levels
Information for fishers during COVID-19
Commercial fishers and aquaculture farmers can continue operating through the COVID-19 outbreak.
Exporting during the COVID-19 emergency
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is making some temporary changes to exporting processes and systems. These are to ensure we can best support your business during the COVID-19 response. Find out about the changes.
Coronavirus and the effects on trade
MPI and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) and New Zealand Trade & Enterprise (NZTE) are carefully monitoring how the novel coronavirus is affecting New Zealand primary industries and businesses.
Support for the primary sectors during the COVID-19 response
We appreciate that COVID-19 and its associated restrictions are affecting those in the primary sector. Stress is a normal response to a situation like this. Help is out there.