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
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
Business and industry
‘COVID clean’ training rollout gathers pace – 25 May 2020
State Government provides rent relief for businesses – 24 April 2020
11,300 small businesses register for $10,000 emergency grants – 15 April 2020
Fee relief for fishing industry in wake of coronavirus – 9 April 2020
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
SA exporters get a boost to sell products online – 19 May 2020
Lift off for South Australian produce – 6 May 2020
New program bolsters support for South Australian exporters – 28 April 2020
Industry taskforce to help keep our exports moving – 1 April 2020
AgShows provides grants to 122 regional shows – 8 May 2020
Australian agricultural trade continues despite uncertainty – 23 April 2020
Australia's food security not in question – 17 April 2020
Australia is one of the most food secure countries in the world – 17 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
Find out what webinars are available to help you and your business through COVID-19.