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Border control permits for agricultural organisations, employers and workers

Resources and guidance on how to complete a COVID-19 Safety Plan if you are obtaining services from agriculture workers with a border permit.

Be COVID Safe. Stay in business.

COVID-19 Safety plans for agriculture

This plan should be read in conjunction with the COVID-19 Safety Plan for agriculture

This plan is specifically for employers who are obtaining services from agriculture workers with a border permit.

The requirements in this COVID-19 Safety Plan are more stringent than in the COVID-19 Safety Plan for agriculture.

In this plan, employer means the head of the organisation employing the permit holder or, if the person is self-employed, the person who has engaged them to provide the service.

COVID-19 Safety Plans and COVID Safe registration

Having a COVID-19 Safety Plan in place will help minimise risk of transmission of COVID-19.

Complete the plan in consultation with your workers, then share it with them.

Agriculture businesses and farms should also consider the benefits of registering as COVID Safe.

Keep your plan up to date

You may need to update the plan in the future, as restrictions and advice changes.

You will need to have an up to date plan at your premises at all times and be able to show it to an authorised officer if requested.

Your COVID-19 Safety Plan

You can either:

  • use the provided COVID-19 Safety Plan to address the checklist of matters for border control permits for agricultural organisations, employers and workers
  • keep using your existing plan, if you have one, after making sure it includes all the items in the provided COVID-19 Safety Plan.

Complete a COVID-19 Safety Plan


Things to note:

Register as a COVID Safe business

If you've completed your COVID-19 Safety Plan, you can register as COVID Safe.

Register as a COVID Safe business

Last updated: 24 September 2020


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