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Agriculture, forestry and fishing sector guidance

Sector guidance for agriculture, forestry and fishing businesses within Victoria.

Lockdown lifted across Victoria

The Victorian Government has announced the lockdown will end at 11:59pm Tuesday 27 July. Businesses and venues can reopen with COVIDSafe measures in place and the Authorised Worker List will no longer apply. Face masks will continue to be required indoors and outdoors (except at home) unless an exception applies. If you can work from home, you should work from home.

For further information, see How we work: Current restrictions.

The information on this page is not being updated during the current restrictions. For updated information go to How we work: Current restrictions.

Information for seasonal horticulture sector

The agriculture, forestry and fishing sector includes farm businesses and seasonal horticulture.

All Victorian farm businesses and labour hire providers need to have a COVIDSafe Plan. Employers, labour hire providers and seasonal horticulture workers should refer to the Workplace (Additional Industry Obligations) Directions for further information on what this COVIDSafe Plan must include, and their additional industry obligations.

Other information about managing the risk of COVID‑19 exposure in the agriculture industry is available on the Worksafe website.

Frequently asked questions

Updated: 25 June 2021

Read below for answers to frequently asked questions by businesses in the Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing sector.

Farming

What are the current face mask requirements?

You must always carry a face mask with you when you leave home unless you have a lawful reason not to.

Face masks continue to be mandatory in some locations, unless a lawful reason not to wear one applies.

For a full list of settings where masks continue to be mandatory, see: Face masks.

Reviewed 27 July 2021

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) business support

The Business Victoria hotline provides information on restrictions and support to help your workplace plan and respond to coronavirus (COVID-19).

Call Business Victoria on 13 22 15

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24/7 Coronavirus Hotline

If you suspect you may have COVID-19 call the dedicated hotline – open 24 hours, 7 days.

Please keep Triple Zero (000) for emergencies only.

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