This information is about how COVID-19 affects primary industry related businesses, such as agriculture, food and wine.
What you need to know
COVID-19 is not a foodborne disease
There is no evidence that food can transmit COVID-19 to humans. You can continue to supply, purchase and consume food as normal within the restrictions.
Primary industry production and the entire food supply chain are essential services
You can continue to operate as normal with consideration of social distancing and other restrictions.
Veterinary and animal health/welfare are essential services
Agricultural supply chains can continue to operate, including with border closures.
Livestock can't transmit COVID-19 to humans through contact
There is no evidence that the virus is transmitted to humans through animal contact.
See our Animal health page.
South Australian businesses need to adhere to robust biosecurity practices
With good, hygienic processes you can reduce the effects of the virus on your business and the public.
See our Workplace safety and hygiene page.
- Information for business and industry
- Latest news and updates
- Current status
- How to stop the spread
- Fact sheets for the general public and industry
- COVID-19 fact sheets in international language translations
Food Standards Australia New Zealand for advice and answers to questions, such as:
- Can the virus be transmitted through food?
- How do I prevent people in my business transmitting the virus?
- Is soap and water enough for washing hands?
- How do I properly clean and sanitise my equipment and facilities?
- What if someone in my business is unwell?
FarmHub connect Australian farmers to a range of services and support.
Piper Alderman Coronavirus Resilience and Recovery – Legal Responses to COVID-19
Latest updates and announcements
South Australian Parliament sitting arrangements – 20 March 2020
State Government welcomes Federal economic stimulus – 12 March 2020
Protecting the community and local jobs – 7 April 2020
Fast tracking infrastructure to support local jobs – 29 March 2020
$1 billion stimulus package to save SA jobs, businesses – 26 March 2020
Rescue package to save SA jobs – 26 March 2020
Health and wellbeing
More beds and stronger workforce at WCH – 6 April 2020
Building hospital capacity – 3 April 2020
FMC expansion brought forward to combat COVID-19 – 2 April 2020
Major boost for coronavirus contact tracing – 1 April 2020
Providing Essential Medicines to South Australians – 1 April 2020
SA COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line – 31 March 2020
Protective Face Mask Vending Machines Trial – 31 March 2020
Strong plan to ease hospital pressure amid coronavirus – 29 March 2020
New process to control spread of COVID-19 – 28 March 2020
Health Heroes’ Hospital – 25 March 2020
Nurses and midwives boost for COVID-19 response – 25 March 2020
South Australia's borders to close – 22 March 2020
Repat health precinct to ease COVID-19 demand – 21 March 2020
COVID-19 Command Centre launched – 20 March 2020
Stronger powers to enforce COVID-19 self isolation – 19 March 2020
South Australia’s first regional COVID-19 clinic opens – 17 March 2020
Local communities set to benefit from $350 million stimulus – 12 March 2020
Australia’s First Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing Clinic – 10 March 2020
Free flu vaccine to protect homeless South Australians – 3 March 2020
$1.6 million funding boost to help vulnerable – 5 April 2020
$10 million maintenance stimulus to boost jobs, economy – 27 March 2020
COVID-19 one-off cash boost for our foster and kinship carers – 19 March 2020
Skills and training
Public transport changes in response to coronavirus – 3 April 2020
Further safety measures for Service SA centres – 1 April 2020
Increasing cleaning on public transport – 16 March 2020
Virtual classrooms to assist student learning – 3 April 2020
Pupil free days announced for SA schools – 26 March 2020
New central website to support home learning – 25 March 2020
Government increases hygiene support for schools – 24 March 2020
Business and industry
Fee and rent relief for nature-based tourism businesses – 3 April 2020
Fee relief for COVID-19 hit resources sector – 3 April 2020
Closure of wineries in South Australia – 30 March 2020
Changes to rock lobster commercial fishing quota – 23 March 2020
Trade and investment
Industry taskforce to help keep our exports moving – 1 April 2020
Supporting the agricultural workforce during COVID-19 – 4 April 2020
Agriculture saleyards and auctions can continue – 27 March 2020
National Cabinet update – 26 March 2020
National COVID-19 coordination commission – 26 March 2020
Agricultural jobs essential to Australia – 25 March 2020
Coronavirus measures – 24 March 2020
Strong industry and government ties through COVID-19 – 23 March 2020
Coronavirus measures – 22 March 2020