Approved Practice Guidelines for

Wood Processing and Manufacturing

Under COVID-19


Please see below a link to a special COVID-19 page on the WPMA website. 
This page contains links to:

  1. Click on the link below to read documents developed by the whole of the NZ forestry and wood processing industry to help businesses develop their own safety protocols to operate under COVID-19 Alert Level 3 or 4, and as  consented by MPI:

  2. The page also contains a template for wood processing businesses to set up detailed operations under Alert Level 3, or Level 4 if permitted. This is not an official document but is an example of best practice kindly supplied by Red Stag Timber.  To view click here
  3. There is also a copy of the MPI COVID-19 Verification Check Sheet. You should ensure that your business meets these requirements.

Please check back often as information is changing rapidly.



16th April 2020

For the latest information announced by the Prime Minister, please check this website:


Please check back soon as we are developing this new information.

Thank you!

Regional Meeting 18 November 2014