Drake New Zealand are monitoring the global COVID-19 situation and are working through what that means for our business in this ever-changing landscape. The health and safety of our employees, as well as our FSE's, clients and candidates is of the utmost importance to us, so we need to ensure that precautionary measures are taken.

As of 12 March, 

  • Auckland will move to Alert Level 1.
  • Our Drake Medox staff will be working from the office.
  • All staff will adhere to social distancing, cleaning protocols and contact tracing practices. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to call our Drake branches directly, or on 0800 840 940, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Please check the links below for more detailed information of how this will affect you:

Announcement to our clients: please click here

Announcement to our candidates: please click here


If you have any questions, please feel free to call your nearest Drake branch directly



Are employers entitled to a wage subsidy if they are significantly impacted by COVID-19?

Yes, but this subsidy must be passed directly to the employees. If your business is significantly impacted by COVID-19, there are  subsidies available that you can apply for.

The wage subsidy is $585.80 per week for a full time employee (20 hrs or more) or $350.00 per week for a part time employee (less than 20 hrs).

If the employer application is approved by the Government then the payment will be made as a lump sum for a period covering 12 weeks. These funds are to be distributed directly from the employer to the employees.

There is no maximum for the amount of assistance a business can receive. This is to enable more support for workers in medium and large sized businesses.

Please find more info on the Govt Website

Can Field Staff Employees be requested to work from home?

This will be at the discretion of the client and Drake, and will be based on the job requirements and the ability of the Field Staff Employee to perform their duties remotely.