23/03/2020

COVID-19 lockdown and VCFO support

Dear Clients and Colleagues,

Early today we took the decision to move to remote working from home. This decision has now been mandated following the Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s announcement today that the country move immediately to Level 3 with Level 4 following straight away.

This health and economic crisis is unprecedented. There is no “rule book”.

The Government today announced a new wave of measures to help out employers and employees, and our society at large. More is being developed and will be known shortly: https://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/govt-takes-significant-economic-decisions-nz-readies-alert-level-4-covid-19-fight

We have been busy fielding calls and enquiries with clients and their businesses who are urgently developing plans and options, and what steps can be taken to manage through this extraordinary situation.

We want to say you should ‘take-a-breath’, sit down and think carefully about your situation and what plans you can put in place. Do not make knee-jerk decisions.

VCFO Group remains “open for business”. As a firm, we have enabled remote working capability with robust systems. We want to reassure you that we will continue to be available to you and will continue our work and the provision of our services to you, our clients. We remain fully accessible to help and support you.

These are extremely difficult times. You will all have unique challenges, and this will entail some exceedingly difficult business and people decisions. Please do not hesitate to reach out to your VCFO contact person for help with your plans and how the Government’s economic package may assist you.

We all need to stay as positive as we can. VCFO Group remain dedicated to supporting you and your business as we all ride out this tumultuous period.