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Resources / April 14, 2020

MPI Guidance on Staff Health and Safety during Covid-19 Alert Level 4 – Horticulture

The Ministry for Primary Industries have issued guidance for the horticulture industry operating at Covid Alert Level 4.  This is high level guidance and each business should have its own operating procedures which outline the specifics of how it is meeting the guidance.  MPI notes the following “Ultimately it will remain the responsibility of individual operators to implement the guidance in their own workplaces. They will need to do this in a way that makes sense for them and provides the necessary precautions and protections for their workers and the general public, but this higher level guidance will certainly help them with meeting their responsibilities.”  NZKGI/Zespri have issued a guideline for orchards which meets the MPI guidance available here.

You can view the MPI guidance document here.