The New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) is the umbrella group for the Anglican, Baptist, Catholic, Methodist and Salvation Army church social services network 1.3 NZCCSS spoke to senior leadership at 14 NZCCSS social service organisations over 2 days, the 18th and 19th March 2020. These conversations focused on the organizational planning and preparedness of NZCCSS members for the COVID-19 pandemic.

The organisations covered a range of service provider type and were based in both large urban and in rural settings. This briefing is based on these discussions.