PwC New Zealand’s response to COVID-19

Effective 24 March

Given the evolving situation concerning COVID-19, PwC New Zealand is taking considered action to protect the health, safety and wellbeing of our people, contractors, clients, visitors, suppliers and the wider community.

PwC New Zealand has implemented safeguards that meet the New Zealand Government  and World Health Organisation guidelines and taken additional steps to minimise the potential impact on our people and clients. We have put these measures in place to help play our part in slowing the spread of the virus.

From 25 March, in line with the New Zealand Government’s announcement all our offices will be closed until further notice.

Working flexibly is already a key part of how we operate and everyone at PwC is well equipped to work outside our office environment. Our IT systems are designed to suit a remote workforce including  virtual meeting and technology solutions designed to help us work effectively with each other and our clients across multiple locations.

Other measures we have put in place
  • Mobilising our internal business continuity and incident response team. PwC New Zealand has in place a Business Continuity Management System including incident response plans and protocols to prepare for, respond to, and recover from various types of operational threats. Our business continuity plans protect our people and reduce the level of potential service interruption to our clients and business operations as well as allowing for efficient and proven recovery efforts.

We continue to monitor the situation closely and will update our precautions and advice accordingly.

Guidance for managing COVID-19 response in your organisation

As the wider impact of COVID-19 becomes more apparent, New Zealand businesses have a number of considerations to ensure that they are able to respond effectively. We have put together guidance  for responding to the potential business impacts of COVID-19 and have a team that can help with risk assessment, preparation and response.

PwC global network statement - COVID-19

Contact us

Mark Averill

CEO and Senior Partner, PwC New Zealand

Tel: +64 21 646 418

Cecilia Burgess

Managing Director, Operations, PwC New Zealand

Tel: +64 21 677 633

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