Thursday, 09 April 2020 15:07

Urgent Moving Day request from DairyNZ

Written by  DairyNZ
Farmers have until this Sunday to offer input on Moving Day under COVID-19 restrictions. Farmers have until this Sunday to offer input on Moving Day under COVID-19 restrictions.

DairyNZ is urging farmers to offer their input on Moving Day by this Sunday.

Below is information from DairyNZ:

Moving Day is a complex issue and again we’re working together to get clarification on what this might mean under COVID-19.

We urgently need your input – please complete the Moving Day survey by this Sunday, April 12 so we can submit a plan to government with our partners on how the sector can manage this critical event. 

We need to understand all business and people movements – so please take 5 minutes to do the survey and ask others to do the same.

The latest advice on what to do if someone on-farm has COVID-19 is a joint effort from our work with the Ministry of Health and MPI alongside Federated Farmers, Dairy Women’s Network and dairy companies.

We encourage you to have a look and think through scenarios should you have a case on your own farm.

We understand some farms that registered as an essential primary sector business are being contacted by MPI seeking verification they have put appropriate safety measures in place. Some have also had an on-site visit.

MPI have let us know if you have a reason not to want a visitor to your farm you may ask to do it by phone.

A reminder we have a template on our COVID-19 page to use in discussion with your team to record your plans for keeping everyone safe and prevent the spread of the virus. 

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