Citrus Australia is pleased to share with you their Guide to COVID-19 in the Orchard & Packing shed #6. This is a one-stop shop for citrus growers and packers dealing with COVID-19 in the workplace, and has been developed based on information available to our team from meetings with federal and state government, industry stakeholders and health organisations.
There are many regulations and policies that have not yet been developed by government in this unprecedented event. Any that have, continue to change often.
Each state is developing its own policies, so they may be different, and as Queensland growers are the first going into harvest, they are ahead in terms of facing challenges and getting answers.
This is a guideline only. If it doesn’t match what else you may have heard, and you are concerned, seek clarity. At the end of the day, follow best management practices and document this as evidence for anyone who may ask. We will continue to update this document regularly with what we know.
You can download a Word version of the checklist here. Feel free to edit the checklist to suit your needs.