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Essential Business Services L4

Building and construction retailers

Building Merchants and retailers (including ITM) essential to the supply chain for building and construction can stay open to trade customers for essential purposes only. They will not be open to the public.

(For ITM Trade Customers please contact your ITM Trade Rep in the first instance to discuss your essential business request, as our stores are not manned during L4.)

Building and construction L4 Essential Business

Lead agency: Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

  • Any entity involved in building and construction related to essential services and critical infrastructure, including those in the supply and support chain.
  • Any entity involved in any work required to address immediate health or life safety risks, or to prevent serious environmental harm, and relevant essential supply chain elements.
  • Any entity with statutory responsibilities or that is involved in building and resource consenting necessary for the above purposes.


Tradespeople can do maintenance if it is to maintain the necessities of life or critical to safety. This includes electricians, plumbers and builders.

Updated Information for the Construction Sector can be found here: www.building.govt.nz/covid-19

If you have any queries about what an essential service is and if it applies to your business sector, you can call 0800 22 66 57 or email essential@mbie.govt.nz for advice regarding your specific business.

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