Updated April 5th 2020
As you are no doubt aware the situation in the states and communities across Australia is quickly evolving. New restrictions have been almost a daily occurrence making it difficult to keep up so here are some key points and information regarding this years winter planting season.
Tree planting is still moving forward but there will be certain restrictions and policies, both federal and internal, that need to be implemented.
As of Friday the Australian government has imposed a 14 day self-isolation period for anyone wanting to work in the agriculture industry. The details on who needs to self-isolate and the protocol is still unclear and we are hoping this week will provide more precise detail. For the time being, information regarding the new restrictions can be found here.
One key Outland Resources policy to note is that all new employees for the winter are requested to be in the specific accommodation acquired by Outland Resources 5 days prior to the contract start date. This is after any federal self-isolation requirements. It enables us to monitor any further risks and there is no cost for the preliminary accommodation.
Here are a few things you can do to prepare yourself for the upcoming season
- Adhere to the social distancing guidelines set out by the Australian government.
- support your immune system
- follow hygiene guidelines
- if self-isolation is required, you must register with the government via the Corona Virus App or on the Australian government website here.
- If you are required to self-isolate you will be required to show proof.
- if you can, vacate urban areas (hotspots) and get as close to the region/state you will be working in as soon as possible.
We are regularly in contact with our clients, updating policy and staying informed of all current changes to federal regulation and will update this page when applicable.
A detailed policy will be emailed to all successful applicants well in advance of contract commencement.