The implications of COVID-19 on business continue to evolve. It’s important that individuals and businesses continue to follow and stay up-to-date with public health directions.

To help minimise impacts and risk, producers need to have COVID-19 Safe Plans in place for their businesses that follow the specific health guidance of their state or territory government. State and territory websites also provide guidance on what to do if a business is linked to a COVID-19 case, and what exemptions apply to critical workers.

Producers should also check state/territory agriculture department websites for further COVID resources and support available to primary industries.

State pork organisation or state farming organisation representatives can also provide state-specific information and advice. Details are provided below.

Agriculture faces particular challenges in managing the impacts of COVID-19 given remoteness, fewer health services and limited labour pools. Forward planning, risk management and following all recommended advice will limit the prospect of potential outbreaks and their impacts.

APL continues to closely monitor and assess risks, and ensure a strong industry voice is heard by government and other stakeholders through the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more information, producers can contact the APL Policy Team.