The Tasmanian Government has today released an induction video as part of the $1.9 million Agricultural Workforce Resilience Package, which shows agricultural workers what they need to do to be COVID safe.

Developed by the Tasmanian Government’s Safe Farming Tasmania program, in partnership with Fruit Growers Tasmania, the video uses simple graphics and real-life examples to explain to workers the need to:

  1. stay at home if they are sick and get tested if they have COVID symptoms;
  2. practice good hygiene by washing hands with soap and water, using hand sanitiser, and cough into their elbow or a tissue;
  3. keep the workplace clean;
  4. remember to physically distance themselves by 1.5m from other persons at work; and
  5. follow any current restrictions.

The Agricultural Workforce Resilience Package, announced on 19 August 2020, provided a boost to Safe Farming Tasmania to provide COVID safe workplaces and to ensure new agricultural employees are workforce ready.

An additional adviser has also been assigned to Safe Farming Tasmania to provide education and advice to agricultural businesses and help them ensure they are COVID safe when seasonal workers arrive on farm.

The video was filmed at Hillwood Berries in Hillwood Tasmania with production by Alex Beem, of Creative Media and is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPi-vuLitkI&feature=youtu.be

Elise Archer – Minister for Building and Construction