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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.
Pork producers need to follow COVID-19 Safe Plans specific to their state or territory.
State and territory websites provide guidance on what to do if a business is linked to a COVID-19 case. Producers or staff may be required to self-isolate and follow directions around testing, isolation, and operation of businesses if they are a:
The National Farmers’ Federation COVID-19 Workplace Guide provides useful guidance for farm businesses on managing the impacts of COVID-19.
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 to ensure a strong industry voice is heard by government and other stakeholders during the COVID-19 pandemic.
For more information, producers can contact the APL Policy Team.