Guidance for NGOs and charities
All guidance that applies to businesses also applies to all other workplaces, including non-government organisations (NGOs) and charities.
Keeping your employees safe
Along with businesses, NGOs and charities need to keep their employees safe while at work, including people doing voluntary or charity work. This includes ensuring limited physical interactions between employees, high standards of hygiene and keeping a contact tracing register.
Personal protective equipment guidance
If you did not use personal protective equipment (PPE) before COVID-19, you don’t need to now.
The Ministry of Social Development has provided guidance if you're a social service providing face-to-face contact in communities during COVID-19. It includes the basics of hygiene, and guidance about personal protective equipment (PPE) — who should use it, how to use it and distribution.
Financial support available
NGOs and registered charities that meet the other eligibility criteria may apply for the COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Scheme. This scheme supports employers adversely affected by COVID-19 to continue to pay their employees.
- Guidance and information for charities from Charities Services (external link)
- Guidance and information for all social services on Ministry of Social Development (external link)
- Advice for community groups, clubs and societies
- Information about working with volunteers
- Advice to religious communities
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