On-farm checklists to help you prepare
Sector organisations have been working together to ensure farmers, growers, fishers, and others are supported if a positive COVID-19 case affects their business.
A key focus has been ensuring they are prepared and have good contingency plans in place. The sector and MPI have developed a detailed checklist to help farmers and growers prepare for a positive COVID-19 case on-farm.
The checklist enables you to list:
- contact details for key people
- daily livestock feed requirements
- instructions to operate machinery
- essential farm tasks.
Having a plan will help give you peace of mind that others will be able to step in and help if needed.
There are also checklists for lifestyle block owners and growers.
Support for rural communities through COVID-19
Rural Support Trusts are providing support to rural communities. You can reach them on 0800 787 254.
If COVID-19 affects work at your business
Having a solid plan in place will help minimise the impacts of worker shortages if they arise.
However, if COVID-19 does affect your income, you may be eligible for financial support. A tool is available to help you find the right support option.
For further guidance on workplaces with cases of COVID-19, visit the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment websites.
More information to support farmers and growers
Our guidance document has more information about business continuity planning and minimising the risk of Omicron.
Guidance for the primary sector [PDF, 846 KB]