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Covid-19 Far North District Council

Business as usual

Farm Office Services is operating as normal. Our payroll services are classed as essential services. All other services can be provided without any physical contact: online from our home offices. The only change for the current customers is they cannot deliver their documents in person or have a chat at the kitchen table. The post and the telephone are working, so we have alternatives. For some of you, it is the end of the financial year. The normal year-end processes will continue as most accountants work from home. It may just all take a bit longer as we deal with urgent questions of businesses where everything has changed as they have (partially) stopped trading. On the other hand a lot of normal meetings and work has been suspended, so if we deliver all paperwork on time and complete your accounts might be done sooner!

Scanning documents made easy

Adobe Scan (for iPhone) Review | PCMagScanning and sending any documents we need to see is easier, faster and better now than physically moving the paper. The best app we have found is a phone app called Adobe Scan (see the logo on the left). It works really well for people who are not set up to easily scan documents. This app uses your phone camera to convert photos of your documents into a PDF file. This can be sent as a link so it can be downloaded or it can be sent as a copy (which means it attaches a PDF document to an email). Call if you need any help with it, most people seem to be able to work it out as the app points you in the right direction.

You can email/call anytime if you have questions or want to talk something through. Calls are better during business hours or in the evenings and emails outside those times.l

Please keep safe in your bubbles, and hope to see you again soon in person.

Evelien and the team (Wendy & Hayley)