Forestry during Alert Level 3

Under Alert Level 3, all primary sector business can operate so long as they can meet COVID-19 safety guidelines. 

Primary sector businesses that can operate include:

  • forestry management, including aerial spraying, weed and pest management
  • nursery operations, planting, and seed collection
  • log harvesting and haulage
  • log sales
  • wood products processing
  • forestry export logistics

Businesses operating in Alert Level 3 need site-specific procedures and processes to work safely to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

Guidelines to assist industry to develop their own site specific safe operating procedures can be found on the Safetree site.


If your business cannot operate safely, it should not operate during Alert Level 3. 

Further help and advice for businesses

The COVID-19 website is a source of information for businesses relating to essential services and on financial support available.


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