The COVID-19 Protection Framework has been retired.

With case numbers dropping, The Chambers have continuously lobbied the Government to loosen COVID-19 restrictions to relieve burdens on businesses.
The removal of the COVID-19 Protection Framework is a signal that we are moving on.

COVID-19 Updates and Resources:

Learn more about the Government's decision to remove the COVID-19 Protection Framework and what it means to your business here.
Here are the five main things you need to know:
  • As of midnight 12 09 22, the COVID-19 Protection Framework will cease to exist.

  • Mask use is only mandated in healthcare settings and aged-care facilities.

  • Businesses can still request that masks be worn.

  • Household contacts no longer need to isolate for seven days, only those who test positive for COVID-19 need to do so.

  • Government vaccine mandates end on September 26.

COVID-19: Financial support for businesses


As always, please get in touch with us at the SC Chamber of Commerce if you have any questions or require any support.

CONTACT THE SOUTH CANTERBURY CHAMBER: +64 3 687 2733 or email your contact details to: 



COVID-19 Business Assistance Webinars
Free business support webinars available on demand HERE


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