Victorian businesses under Stage 4 restrictions are required to have a COVIDSafe Plan in place from 11.59pm Friday 7 August 2020. The Victorian Government recently amended its advice so that it is no longer mandatory for businesses under Stage 3 restrictions (regional Victoria) to have a COVIDSafe in place (except if they are deemed high risk). Whilst not mandatory, a COVIDSafe Plan is still recommended to help protect your farm business and staff.
A document with guidance and information for dairy manufacturing businesses on how to assess their COVIDSafe plans for Victorian operations in Stage 4 restrictions and to ensure compliance with ‘additional industry obligations’ for high-risk businesses has also been prepared. Whilst this document has been developed with specific regard to the requirements on businesses in Victoria, most guidance, other than the described staffing reductions in high risk plans in Victoria, is applicable across Australia and has been developed with the input of state food safety regulators across Australia.
Dairy Australia and regional teams are working with industry partners, including ADF and ADPF, to provide industry-specific resources and extension programs to assist you in effectively managing your team and business during COVID-19.
This page has been developed to provide a comprehensive directory of all updates and relevant technical advice. Look for resources using the main menu (on the left of this page on desktop, and at the top of this page on mobile devices).
This directory of services does not seek to reproduce information available from responsible state and federal government agencies or other organisations, instead links to all relevant sources of information, acting as a single point of reference for dairy industry participants.
This video shows some ways that everyone on farm, including visitors and service providers, can help to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Dairy biosecurity is vital for protecting your farm. Dairy farmers and their advisors now have access to a new online biosecurity tool to build their skills and adapt their management approach to biosecurity risks.