COVID-19 and primary industries
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 COVID-19 – pets and animals 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
Find out what webinars are available to help you and your business through COVID-19.