You will be aware over the weekend that our Government announced a new alert system as part of the response to COVID-19, placing the country at Level 2. Since then, the alert level has been moved to Level 3 and all non-essential businesses must close. In response to this, enablebusiness staff will begin working remotely from tomorrow, Tuesday 24th March, 2020.
Our focus on online tools and automation through the likes of Xero, along with flexible work practices, means we are well placed to cope with the working environment we now find ourselves in. Please be reassured that enablebusiness services will continue to operate and you should experience no disruption as we move to a fully remote working model from tomorrow.
Please continue to contact us via phone, email or through the website as you always have.
We are in close contact with the IRD, as well as local and national government agencies as the situation evolves and will keep you regularly updated. If you find yourself having trouble making short term tax and GST payments, please ensure that you contact us immediately to liaise with the IRD regarding this for you. Likewise, if you are unable to make wage payments or debt repayments to the bank, please get in touch with us to assist you in managing your banking relationship and cash flow requirements.
The safety and well-being of our staff and clients, and their families and communities has always been our primary concern and remains so at this time. Please know that our thoughts are with you all.
WE'RE HERE FOR YOU - GETTING SUPPORT
We understand this is a very stressful time for many of you. If you are feeling overwhelmed by the recent events relating to COVID-19, you may find it helpful to have somebody to talk to. We have arranged for our Employee Assistance Programme to be extended to include our clients. This programme will allow you the opportunity to access professional, helpful and confidential guidance. If you would like to find out more, please contact us.
We have also partnered with Rede Finance to provide direction in relation to financial matters, including applications to banks under severe hardship policies. They are able to help you prepare for conversations with your bank manager, restructure debt, or develop other strategies to bridge any financial complications caused by the changing economy during COVID-19. To find out more about their services, visit here or contact us.