Last updated: 31 March 2021
Last updated: 7 April 2021
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 . Employers, labour hire providers and seasonal horticulture workers should refer to the for further information on what this Seasonal Horticulture Workers COVIDSafe Plan must include, and their additional industry obligations.
Agriculture, forestry and fishing services businesses must abide by current restrictions, which are summarised below.
Current restrictions for agriculture, forestry and fishing services
Updated: 1 March 2021
- Unless workplace- specific capacity limits apply, any shared space, or publicly accessible space, in a workplace must apply a density quotient of when electronic record- keeping capability is in place, such as the . If electronic record- keeping is not used, a density quotient of one person per four square metres applies. See relevant information for workplace specific capacity limits.
Record keeping applies to all Victorian workplaces.
- employers must of all workers and visitors who attend the workplace for longer than 15 minutes, including first name, contact number, date and time of visit and areas of the workplace visited
- employers are strongly encouraged to use electronic record keeping for this purpose. This includes the
- employers must keep records to show . This includes keeping logs created during the time of directions being in force in line with record keeping requirements, including work premises rosters, time and attendance records and payroll data.
Frequently asked questions - COVIDSafe Settings
Updated: 2 March 2021
Read below for answers to frequently asked questions by businesses in the Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing sector.
What are the current face mask requirements?
Face masks continue to be mandatory in some locations, unless a lawful reason not to wear one applies.
Am I required to wear a face mask when working on my farm?
No. However if anyone from outside your household visits your farm while you are working, it is strongly recommended that you wear a face mask if you can’t keep 1.5 metres distance from each other.
Reviewed 07 April 2021