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This page contains information on how SKOPE is responding to the ongoing Coronavirus/COVID-19 emergency. We will update this page as the situation changes and develops. If you are a customer or supplier of SKOPE, please bookmark this page.


Latest update: 24 April 2020

From Tuesday 28 April 2020, SKOPE's Christchurch factory will return to full production status and will be manufacturing refrigeration products for all businesses as part of New Zealand's move to a Level 3 COVID-19 lockdown status.

Factory staff will continue to use the increased health and safety measures implemented two weeks ago when SKOPE gained approval from the New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) to manufacture for essential services. Office and administration staff will continue to work from home.

A summary of our current capabilities are as follows:

We have adopted these new working practices quickly and believe our customers will notice very few changes in our levels of service. However, please understand if we have minor delays as we continue to adapt. Please note that our capabilities could change at any given moment as a result of the ever-changing environment. We will try to update information as quickly as we can as circumstances change.

If you require more information, please contact your Regional Sales Manager or contact us directly.



More Information

Business Support

NZ:  COVID-19: Information for Businesses  – business.govt.nz

AU:  Coronavirus Information and Support for Businesses  – business.gov.au


Health & Safety

NZ:  COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)  – health.govt.nz

AU:  Coronavirus (COVID-19) health alert  – health.gov.au

Health Alerts by State:

NSW    VIC    QLD    SA    WA    TAS    ACT    NT


Food & Hospitality Industry Advice & Resources

Restaurant & Catering Australia Coronavirus Information Hub - extensive information and resource library for Australian restaurant and catering businesses.

National Restaurant Association Australia  COVID-19 Reopening Advice: A Guide for the Restaurant Industry.

Restaurant Association of New Zealand Coronavirus Information Hub - extensive information and resource library for New Zealand restaurant and catering businesses.

> Register for Restaurant Association NZ Webinars  (every Friday 10:30-11:00am): Join the free webinar for current information on COVID-19 and how it relates to hospitality businesses.

> Hospitality Business Magazine: Now available free online

US Food & Drug Administration  Best Practices for Retail Food Stores, Restaurants, and Food Pick-Up/Delivery Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic.



Last updated: 10:45am (Wellington time/GMT+13), 28/04/2020