Health/Safety

Novel Coronavirus and Food Safety
Australia is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by coronavirus (COVID-19) first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. The Australian Government Department of Health has established a website with up-to-date information on the virus. Visit the Australian Government Department of Health website. 

Visit the Food Standards website for further information...


**With concerns about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) increasing, growers need to take precautions with backpackers coming on to their orchard to work.  Time should be taken to check VISA details online (VEVO) and confirm when and where the backpacker has originated from.   If they have arrived from, or have transited through, China, Iran, Italy or South Korea, travel restrictions/self-isolation may apply. See Australian travel restrictions from the Department of Home Affairs.