IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS

AUGUST 18 – Training for COVID Safe Marshal

As advised yesterday, we provide you with the ‘free’ on-line COVID Safe Marshal Training Program link here:

The training program takes on average about 15-20 minutes, however, please allow an hour to ensure you are able to read and understand the content fully. It is simple to download and user friendly. On completion, it will provide you with a Certificate which is important as this will be your official record of training as a COVID Safe Marshal.

We would encourage you to continue to comply with the Social Distancing guidelines avoiding close contact and crowded places wherever possible. Please maintain a minimum physical distance of 1.5 metres at all times and when in an enclosed space have no more than one person per 2-square metres.

To assist you in maintaining these physical distancing principles, we have attached a Template for you to display to show the maximum number of people allowed in any one area. We have also installed signage throughout the Market Common Areas to enforce the three main messages of Social Distancing which need to be maintained.

Please continue to access the COVID-19 SA Government website for ongoing updates.

As always, we appreciate your ongoing efforts during this time and please, contact me if you have any questions.

AUGUST 17 – Update from the CEO

South Australian Produce Market would like to ensure the Market Community is aware of the Emergency Management (Public Activities No 7) (COVID-19) Direction 2020 to have in place a trained COVID Safe Marshal, operating effectively from Friday, 21 August 2020.

COVID Safe Marshals will be required where there are large gatherings, which may lead to an increased potential of COVID-19 transmission.

If your tenancy has a specified number of patrons exceeding 200 at one time, you must have a dedicated and trained COVID Safe Marshal whose role it is to supervise the store’s COVID Safe operations and this person must not have any other duties in respect of those prescribed operations.

As a guide, we encourage you to risk-assess this requirement based on your available ‘floor space’, including your staff on the floor at one time and continuing to implement the 2sqm per person rule:

  1. If your tenancy has less than 200 patrons at one time, a trained COVID Safe Marshal can be any staff member/s (eg: Manager, supervisor etc) provided they are trained – in other words the trained COVID Safe Marshal role can be held by multiple people, across shifts etc
  2. You must have trained COVID Safe Marshals for each tenancy, regardless of the size of your tenancy and all staff who are taking on the Marshal role must be trained through the Government’s free on-line training program and must be over the age of 18 years;
  3. The trained COVID Safe Marshal’s predominate role is to promote and ‘remind’ patrons with regards to social distancing of 1.5m and maintain good hygiene whilst in your tenancy and they will be expected to monitor/ensure the implementation of existing plans/protocols aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19, within your business;
  4. COVID Safe Marshals must be identifiable by members of the public and all ‘authorise
    officers’ – this could include badges or vests that clearly define/identify COVID Safe Marshal – it is up to you as to how you and your staff will make this happen;
  5. COVID Safe Marshals must always be on the premises at all times of operations and in view of patrons and ‘authorised officers’;
  6. COVID Safe Marshals are not ‘authorised officers’ and have no powers, however they can direct patrons, including refusing service, plus report to SAPOL, as required;
  7. Free online ‘short’ COVID Safe Marshal training is mandatory, which will educate and train in the basics of COVID -19 transmission and control;
  8. COVID Safe Marshal compliance includes that you must be able to provide a copy of your staff member/s training completion record if requested by an ‘authorised officer’ and/or SAPOL.

The FREE online COVID Safe Marshal training is still to be finaised, however, will be made available in the coming days.  The training will be very basic and take around 15-20 minutes to complete.

For your interest the following this link provides the State Government’s F&Q Sheet for COVID Marshals, which commences from page 3:

We would encourage you to familiarize yourself with the State Governments website to ensure you are up to date with all communications and guidelines.

We do appreciate your ongoing efforts during this time and please contact me if you would like to discuss any questions.

Kind regards

Angelo Demasi
Chief Executive Officer

JULY 20 MARKET MEMO

As we continue to streamline our processes and taking into consideration the additional compliance in
relation to COVID-19, we would like to communicate our procedure with regard to accessing the Market.
As from Monday, 3 August 2020, the only method of entering the Market will be as follows:

1. Market User
Site Access Card
If you are a Market User you MUST have an access card and swipe upon entry and exit.
If you do have an Access Card, please remember you can enter via the Rear Gate.

2. Visitor or Contractor
SINE PRO App.
If you are a Visitor or Contactor you MUST download the SINE PRO  and follow the instructions upon entry and exit.

We will continue to take temperature readings of all people entering the Market until further notice.

We must implement access via the two methods listed above to ensure prompt and efficient traceability in
the event there is a COVID-19 case found within the Market precinct. This will also ease the congestion
and time taken to enter the Market.

If you need assistance with downloading the SINE PRO app, please contact Anna Symeonides on 0408 819
579, Shana Cavanagh on 0418 322 646 or Suzanne Heaton on 0424 608 431.

We thank you for your ongoing understanding and cooperation.

Angelo Demasi
Chief Executive Officer

UPDATED BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLAN – COVID-19

The Business Continuity Plan – COVID-19 continues to evolve keeping abreast of changes which are occurring as a reflection of updated advice received from relevant Authorities.

View Updated Plan Here – 6 August 2020

BUSINESS SA VIRTUAL SUMMIT REPORT

As the impacts of COVID-19 were beginning to signal serious ramifications for South Australia, Business SA instigated an industry summit to bring together representatives of a broad range of associations and community organisations to discuss a path through the crisis.

Business SA, South Australia’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry, invited SAPML’s CEO Angelo Demasi to participate.  A Summit Report has now been published highlighting 13 key recommendations.

Click Here to Access the Full Report

PIRSA COVID-19 WEB PORTAL

For information regarding Primary Industries and COVID-19, including all industry updates please visit PIRSA’s COVID-19 Primary Industries Portal.

Latest information added includes:

  • New airfreight network
  • Identifying critical issues impacting agricultural industry
  • Expanding criteria for witnessing Statutory Declarations
  • Jobkeeper Payment
  • ABARES – Impacts of COVID-19
  • Upcoming Webinars

April 15 MESSAGE FROM CEO – RE LEASING

April 15 UPDATE FROM CEO

ALL MEMOs and UPDATES

Additional Resources

Business SA

As the impacts of COVID-19 were beginning to signal serious ramifications for South Australia, Business SA instigated an industry summit to bring together representatives of a broad range of associations and community organisations to discuss a path through the crisis.

Business SA, South Australia’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry, invited SAPML’s CEO Angelo Demasi to participate.  A Summit Report has now been published. Read the Business SA Summit Report 

PIRSA COVID-19

As a first point of reference – please visit the PIRSA Covid-19 Resource Page

Tax Assistance

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will implement a series of administrative measures to assist Australians experiencing financial difficulty as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. Visit the ATO website for further details.

SAPM COVID-19 Plans and Documents

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