On 23 March, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a nationwide lockdown and ordered all non-essential businesses to close.
The lockdown is to last for at least three weeks. However supermarkets, food shops, pharmacies and other essential businesses are allowed to remain open, and restaurants can continue to provide take-out services.
COVID-19 is negatively impacting the UK logistics sector, with the industry concerned over providing services, business planning and continuing to make revenue.
The New Zealand government is now urging all New Zealanders travelling overseas (including those in the UK) to consider returning home as soon as possible, as commercial routes combined with border restrictions are dramatically reducing the options to get home.
The below business information will apply to companies that are incorporated in the United Kingdom.