Announcement and information regarding COVID-19 Level 4

Announcement and information regarding COVID-19 Level 4

We recognise that the constantly changing COVID-19 situation around the world represents an unprecedented time for everyone.

This is a time that is characterised with much uncertainty on many fronts. Our hearts and thoughts go out to every one of you as we navigate through this unsettling period of level 4 lockdown.

We have developed a response plan that, first and foremost, ensures the health and safety of our employees as well as the ability to continue to deliver and support the services you require for essential business continuity.

Our staff will continue to work from home until the Government informs us that we may return to CSL Offices. Please contact us as normal using our regular phone numbers or email addresses.

After a complete functional work assessment, we are pleased to inform you that all CSL’s sales and logistics employees have the capability of working remotely without any disruption in workflow or productivity. In this connection, our IT team continues to ensure that full connectivity with adequate band-width capacity is maintained during this period.

However, this does not mean that we will respond to your needs. Because of the lock down we are only able to deliver and receive containers from essential services only. If you are in doubt, please refer to the table below.


Entities providing essential services (including their supply chains)


·        Accommodation services for essential workers and people who need to be isolated/quarantined


·        Customs New Zealand, Immigration New Zealand and the Ministry for Primary Industries

Building and construction

·        Building and construction related to essential services, critical infrastructure, or immediately needed to maintain human health and safety at home/work

Courts, tribunals and the justice system

·        Courts of New Zealand and tribunals

·        Critical Crown entities (e.g. Electoral Commission) 


At level 3 only:

·        Schools and educational facilities (e.g. ECE centres)

Fast-moving consumer goods

·        Businesses involved in the supply, delivery, distribution and sale of food, beverage and other key consumer goods (but not takeaway shops)

Financial services

·        Banks, insurers and other financial institutions


·        Hospitals, primary care clinics, pharmacies, medical laboratories, care facilities

·        Ambulance services

·        Mortuary services

Local and national government

·        Any entity involved in COVID-19 response or that has civil defence/emergency management functions

·        Key public services

Primary industries, including food and beverage production and processing

·        Packaging, production and processing of food and beverage products

·        Food safety and verification, inspection or associated laboratory services, food safety and biosecurity functions

·        Veterinary and animal health/welfare services

Public safety and national security

·        Emergency services

·        Security and intelligence services

·        Justice system

·        Public safety and national security roles


·        Any entity (including research organisations) involved in COVID-19 response, hazard monitoring, resilience, diagnostics for essential services

Social services

·        Welfare and social services, including NGOs, which meet immediate needs (further guidance will be provided)

Transport and logistics

·        Transport services

·        New Zealand Post and courier services 

·        Any small passenger service vehicle driver – including taxis and ride-share services

Utilities and communications, including supply chains

·        Electricity, gas, water, waste, fuel, telecommunication services, internet providers and media

So, please take care and try to enjoy your period of self-isolation. Let’s get through this so that we can come out the other side and get business back to normal as quickly as possible.

Best regards

CSL Management


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