COVID-19 Workplace Guide
The Australian agriculture industry faces a complex and dynamic challenge as the impacts of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic continue to unfold across Australia.
The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) Workplace Guide contains basic advice on managing the impact on farming workplaces, including relevant work health and safety and industrial relations considerations.
The Guide is intended to facilitate thinking and decision making about the health and safety of people on farm, including family and workers, and ongoing job and business security and continuity.
Whilst every effort has been made to ensure accuracy, the Guide is only intended to provide high level guidance and assistance of a very general nature.
Handwashing videos and COVID-19 information in multiple languages
A series of videos in multiple languages on handwashing are available online, produced by FSANZ. The handwashing video is available in Arabic, Cantonese, Korean, Mandarin and Thai. For all FSANZ videos (including non-English videos) visit here. For Food Safety Information Council information in multiple languages visit here, a FSIC handwashing video in English here and recent release on COVID-19 here. The Victorian Government has Coronavirus information in many languages here.
Some suggestions and tips for managing your workforce
• Running small teams and keeping them isolated from each other
• Reducing the number of “touches” on a piece of fresh produce
• Sterilisation of shared spaces after teams have been in them
• Signage for workers
Print off this fact sheet for workers and place on your packing shed wall.