Ministry for Primary Industries chief science adviser, Dr John Roche on the indications New Zealand is winning the fight against Mycoplasma bovis.
However, COVID-19 anti-transmission measures must be in place.
The MBIE advisory follows a query from Horticulture NZ.
In a posting on its website, HortNZ says “MBIE has just advised HortNZ that door-to-door, local fruit and vegetable box deliveries can go ahead, but Covid-19 anti-transmission measures must be in place, such as the 2m distancing rule and deliveries being done without individual contact”.
Orders must be made by phone or online and paid for online, so there is no handling of cash. Orders must also be left at the door, so there is no physical contact: appropriate safe food handling and COVID-19 anti-transmission measures must be in place at all times.
MBIE has also pointed out that independent fruit and vegetable outlets must remain closed to the public.