Continuity planning & supply chain disruption
COVID-19 set to peak at the end of winter
Queensland's agriculture supply chain continues to face disruption from COVID-19 during the winter months. Now is the time for all agricultural enterprises to ensure your business continuity plans are up-to-date and in action. Keep up to date with the latest COVID-19 information.
This site has resources and information to help Queensland agribusinesses to manage COVID-19 incidents in the workplace. Businesses should communicate regularly with their key suppliers, implement workforce attraction strategies well in advance and keep up-to-date with the latest information.
The free influenza vaccinations program in Queensland has closed. However, you can still access your vaccination through your General Practitioner (GP) or community health provider.
SEQ disaster recovery information
Financial recovery assistance up to $75,000 is now available for eligible primary producers impacted by the South East Queensland rainfall and flooding event in May 2022. This assistance is in addition to concessional loans of up to $250,000 and essential working capital loans of up to $100,000 at a concessional interest rate that are also available for impacted producers, and freight subsidies of up to $5,000. The grants can be used to hire or purchase equipment and materials, clean up, remove debris, replace fencing and other costs associated with the recovery process.
Eligible producers should take photographs of the direct damage to accompany their application. Please date stamp these photographs to show the damage is from this natural disaster event.
Impacted primary producers outside of the activated disaster area can still seek Individual Disaster Stricken Property Declaration (IDSP) assistance.
Grant applications are administered by QRIDA. For more details or to apply visit qrida.qld.gov.au or freecall 1800 623 946. A QRIDA fact sheet is also available to download on this eHub in the SEQ disaster recovery tab of the resources section. Potential applicants are encouraged to contact QRIDA to check their eligibility before applying for a grant.
Contacts for Business Continuity Planning support
The Department of Agriculture and Fisheries has support, links and information available on this eHub and regionally based Queensland Agriculture Workforce Network (QAWN) officers are available to assist. Enterprises looking for tech-based solutions can also visit DAF’s AgTech Portal to search our AgTech Finder and connect with innovation hubs and founders across the state.
Support for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) workers
A number of resources, including translated fact sheets, infographics and videos, to assist employers support their CALD workforce members through COVID-19 disruption is available in the documents section on the right, and on our PLS/SWP eHub.
Guidelines for close contacts in Queensland
If you are a close contact of a person with COVID-19 but do not have symptoms of COVID-19, you do not need to quarantine and can leave your home for any reason, including work. You must monitor your for symptoms for 7 days and during this time you must:
- monitor your symptoms
- wear a face mask whenever you leave home
- not enter a hospital, residential aged care facility or disability accommodation service
- immediately isolate and follow the rules for a diagnosed person if you take a COVID-19 test and receive a positive result.
Previously diagnosed cases will not be subject to the close contact requirements for 28 days (previously 12 weeks). See the Guidelines for close contacts in Queensland for further information.