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Along with the rest of New Zealand, the Ministry is now operating under the COVID-19 Protection Framework (CPF) or 'traffic light' system.

Our service centres are open at all traffic light settings and following public health guidelines. Social services can operate at all traffic light settings but some requirements change in different settings.

Your health

We provide a range of support to individuals, communities, social service providers, and employers.

The Ministry of Health is the Government agency leading the response to COVID-19 and should be your first port of call for health and status information.

Supporting providers

We've produced guidance for working under different levels of the CPF for social service providers. Social services can operate at all traffic light settings but some requirements change in different settings.

Read MSD guidance for providers of social services

We know the COVID-19 situation is having widespread implications and we’re working together with providers so services can continue wherever possible.

Supporting employers

You can find information about what support MSD can offer for businesses on the Work and Income website.

COVID-19 wage subsidies - Employer Search

You can search here for companies that have received COVID-19 Wage Subsidy, Wage Subsidy Extension, Resurgence Wage Subsidy, COVID-19 Wage Subsidy March 2021 payments, or COVID-19 Wage Subsidy August 2021.

COVID-19 wage subsidies - Employer search

Support for individuals and communities

We may be able to provide financial support if you are struggling to meet your costs. We have a range of help available for individuals and employers. Every situation is different so please contact us to talk about your situation.

Find out what types of help are available from MSD and other agencies, who you can get it from and how you can contact them.

Find out about support available through community providers

Other agency support

Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health provides the latest updates, information and advice on COVID-19 on their website.

Connected website is an all-of-government website that allows employers, job seekers and people seeking information about training to find out more about what’s available and provides links to agency websites for more detailed information.

Business support has advice for businesses on how COVID-19 may affect your business and how you can stay up to date as new information becomes available.

Unite against COVID-19 website

This website has everything you need to know about COVID-19 in one place including health, travel, education, business and community issues.

Beehive press releases

The latest press releases about COVID-19 from the Beehive website.

COVID-19 reporting

For the period of the COVID-19 pandemic response, additional reports will be produced to provide more information.