|As we all head into Summer, most of our industry are flat-out harvesting, while others of us take a holiday. With regional boundaries lifting on December 15th and increased travel, there will be an increased risk of Covid-19 spreading.|
Vaccination will reduce the risk but not eliminate it, so we advise caution at home, in business and in travel.
PNZ are aligned with government advice on scanning and masking up. The PNZ team are double-vaxed.
Key things to consider on your farm, in the packhouse or processing facility. Carry out a workplace vaccination assessment.Consider separating vaccinated and non-vaccinated staff using bubble teams.Maximise the distance between staff and reduce the size of bubbles as much as possible.Strengthen workplace bubbles, keeping in mind how staff travel to and from work, how staff enter the workplace, and how they congregate at break times. Bubbles also need to take in accommodation arrangements, where that is provided by the employer. Screen staff and visitors via regular temperature checks or other checks, and keep records. Use a QR scan-code for staff and visitors. Use masks if they do not cause other issues. Forms & advicepreparedness on farm template for pandemicwhat to do if you have a positive case at your farm or workplace
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