Grimmer Motors WILL remain open during the COVID-19 pandemic (as we help keep vehicles operating for essential work purposes )
Learn about the precautions we are taking to protect our customers and staff here.

On the 21st of March 2020, the New Zealand Government released a four-stage alert system for coronavirus (COVID-19). This system enforces certain rules in order to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Currently, New Zealand is at alert level 2 – reduce contact.

At 1.45pm on 23 March 2020, the NZ Govt Stage 3 enforced Level 3, the closing of some non-essential businesses in New Zealand. Level stage 4 has been activated for 48 hours from the Level 3 announcement (48 hours after 1.45pm on 23 March 2020), meaning all non-essential businesses must be closed at that time.

At 9.41pm on 23 March 2020, the Motor Trade Association emailed us to let us know that the New Government had extended it’s list of Essential services to include “any entity that keeps vehicles operating for essential work purposes”.


What is an essential business?

Overseas there are some businesses that are considered to be essential. In order for things to run smoothly, many of these businesses have generally been able to stay open during the COVID-19 pandemic. These include:

  • Supermarkets and grocery store
  • Chemists / Pharmacies
  • Local Diary
  • Rubbish collection
  • Medical Centres
  • Child Daycare centres (for essential service workers)
  • Hardware stores
  • Petrol stations and vehicle repair businesses
  • Banks
  • Post offices and courier businesses
  • Veterinary clinics and pet stores
  • Farmers’ markets and food banks
  • Businesses that provide necessities to shelters and economically disadvantaged people
  • Educational institutions, for the purposes of facilitating distance learning
  • Food processing
  • Farming / Agriculture
  • Feed mills


What is a non-essential business?

Non-essential business are generally considered to provide customers with recreation services. They don’t provide vital things such as food, petrol, other key services. Examples of non-essential businesses include:

  • Movie Cinemas / Theatres
  • Gyms and recreation centres
  • Salons and spas
  • Museums
  • Casinos and racetracks
  • Shopping malls
  • Bowling alleys
  • Sporting and concert venues

Car Repairs in Hamilton Throughout COVID-19 Pandemic

Grimmer Motors is committed to stay open throughout the coronavirus pandemic. We are taking every precaution we can to keep you and our team safe during these times. Therefore you can continue to trust that you will get the same high quality and honest service for our amazing team as always. Book your car repair and servicing needs in with us today!


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