To ensure a seasonal workforce for Queensland’s harvest this year, the Queensland Government is putting measures in place to reduce transmission of COVID-19 amongst employees, seasonal workers and the local community.
From 5 May 2020, businesses who employ seasonal workers must have a health management plan and be operating in accordance to this plan. This includes agribusinesses, commercial fisheries, and labour hire firms.
Health management plans are also required for:
private or charter transportation providers who provide services to businesses who employ or house seasonal workers
accommodation facilities that house seasonal workers
A health management plan demonstrates compliance with COVID-19 Queensland Public Health Directions and outlines ways the business is minimising risks of COVID-19 transmission.
What this means for seasonal workers
You are able to come to Queensland to work in agribusiness and commercial fishing, but you must comply with specific public health directions.
Before entering Queensland, you will need a border pass, details of where you have travelled/lived for the last 14 days, and written confirmation of where you will be working and staying.
If you have been to a COVID-19 hotspot in the last 14 days, you will also need to provide evidence of where you will quarantine for 14 days.