1261 businesses register for close contact exemption

Staff reporters
Fri, 11 Feb 2022

The government will provide free RATs either through the employer or from collection sites arranged by the Ministry of Health. (Image: Getty)
The government will provide free RATs either through the employer or from collection sites arranged by the Ministry of Health. (Image: Getty)
Staff reporters
Fri, 11 Feb 2022
Hundreds of businesses signed up for the close contact exemption scheme on the same day it was announced.The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment confirmed to BusinessDesk that, as of 5pm on Thursday, 1,261 businesses had completed the online self-assessment process.However, the National party has dismissed the government’s approach to keeping critical services running during phase 2 of the omicron outbreak as “the most bureaucratic and tedious system imaginable”.Party spokesperson Chris Bishop said workers wil...

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