Washing Hands a Top Priority - Supporting Our Team with Covid-19

We are taking a cautious yet considered approach to how we deal with the threat of Covid-19 or Corona Virus here at Rural Accountants. Our aim is to maintain open communications so that everyone understands the precautions they can take.

As part of this process, we have circulated a list of suggestions around how to minimise the risk of infection and the steps you can take to protect yourself from catching this terrible virus. We also note that those most at risk are the elderly or people with a compromised immune system so any steps we take to protect ourselves will also help to protect others too.

Here are some precautions you could consider:

  • Wash your hands often and for at least 20 seconds then dry with a towel or paper towel.
  • DON'T TOUCH YOUR FACE! This is the quickest way to transfer any sort of infection as bacteria adheres to our hands and then enters our bodies through our nose or mouth. This is a tough one but also shows how important it is to wash your hands regularly.
  • Hand sanitiser - essential if you don't have access to soap & running water eg. if you are out and about or camping.
  • Cover your mouth with the crook of your elbow or a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
  • Get a flu jab - any sort of illness this winter will compromise your immune system so take the steps you need to protect yourself now.
  • Check your emergency kit is well stocked and you have enough basic supplies if you had to stay at home for a week or more.
  • Stay at home if you are unwell - you're not helping anyone by coming into work with a cough or cold.
  • Maybe reconsider your attendence at large events this flu season.
  • Keep your desk area clean and empty your bin of tissues before you leave.


Minimising the spread of any virus is important to keep everyone safe - not only you but also your family, friends and local community. 

Let's help to take care of each other this coming flu season.



What Our Customers Think

Great local Accountants. They provide an excellent service with great explanations for the layman. They provide accounting services for non rural clients too.

Quinn Wilson, Restaurant Owner, The Wagon
What Our Customers Think

Rural Accountants is a real asset to our business.

The team at Rural Accountants pretty much manage all our administrative tasks for the group including payroll and tax planning, ensuring we don’t pay any more than necessary. They are at the forefront of technology and have helped us get up and running with Xero and Figured which is much more efficient than the way we used to work.

Sam Jones, Managing Director, Sybton Farm Ltd Partnership
What Our Customers Think

Christine is very knowledgeable, great to deal with and knows our business well. She is also a sheep & beef farmer so knows the industry really well and understands our needs.

Rural Accountants keeps us on track through strategic and forward planning meetings throughout the year. Christine knows our business inside out so she can deal with our questions instantly.

Mathew & Gemma Barham, Hawke’s Bay Farmer of the Year 2012
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What Our Customers Think

I used to work out my GST and process it manually which would take me at least a full day every two months. The team set up reconcilliation rules and other quick tools, and showed me how to do all my reconcilliations and process my GST returns through Xero which now takes me no time at all!

Mike O'Neill, Financial Services Northland Ltd
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As a farmer, Christine understands our business and how farmers and growers operate.

We use Rural Accountants to provide a full accounting service to an orcharding partnership which operates a number of orchards with a wide spread of varieties and management systems. Rural Accountants are always timely and accurate, and their annual financial accounts are extremely easy to understand and very grower-friendly.

Paul Jones, Orchardist