IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS

November 20 – Update from CEO

As you may be aware the South Australian Government have announced today that due to misinformation some of the lockdown restrictions will ease as of 12:01 am on Sunday 22 November (Midnight Saturday) and SA will revert to similar restrictions that were in place on Monday 16 November 2020.

We will continue to update you with any site restriction changes as they come to hand.

With the current information we have from the South Australian Government as of Monday 23rd November 2020 restrictions within our site will also ease.

This is what the easing of restrictions means for the site:

  • Retailers may resume walking the floor per normal although we still encourage minimal movement on site where possible as we are still in a COVID-19 outbreak area.
  • We strongly encourage all patrons to continue to wear a mask whilst on site
  • Trading hours will return to normal
  • Strict 1.5m social distancing rule will be enforced by our COVID Marshals
  • Tenants must manage 1 person per 4 square meter rule within their tenancies at ALL times
  • The café will remain closed however we have arranged for a coffee cart to attend site which will be situated outside the café.
  • Temperature testing at entry gates will remain in place
  • The rear gate will still close at 10am daily
  • COVID-19 cardholder declarations are still Mandatory. Please see a Market Official if you require assistance. This is to be completed on the SinePro App. ACCESS CARDS will be deactivated as of Tuesday 24th Nov if you have not completed your declaration.
  • We will continue to email you daily with the updated contact tracing from SA Health

Please remember if you have any symptoms DO NOT come to site, this will have serious implications if COVID-19 is detected on this site. Check in with your staff regularly.

For regular updates please check www.sahealth.sa.gov.au.

It is up to us all to follow these rules so that we can remain open and provide these essential services to South Australia.

We will be updating you periodically as required.

If you have any questions, please contact Jamie Paddick Operations Manager 0409 251 850

Kind Regards

Angelo Demasi
Chief Executive Officer

November 19 – Update from CEO

Further to my correspondence yesterday I have been working directly with the Premiers Department, Minister for Primary Industry and Region Development and SAPOL over the last 24 hours on the clarification of essential services.

As I indicated yesterday the wholesale market trading which includes buyers walking the trading floor is suspended immediately. The distribution, loading and unloading of fresh produce within warehousing, stores and buyers canopy loading areas can continue as normal under “Load and Go” (cash and carry) conditions.

Retail fruit shops must pre order all stock at their warehouse or loading area or prior to entering site.

This suspension will be in place from 12.01am Thursday 19th November 2020 – 12.01am Wednesday 25th November 2020. Any buyers caught leaving their loading area and vehicle for any reason other than to use bathroom amenities during this suspension period will be ejected immediately. Please refer to the Government’s direction on essential and non-essential services below:

Please note the intended exclusion of indoor and outdoor markets is in relation to retail markets and does not relate to our facility under our new operational procedures.

The South Australian Produce Market is considered an essential service and will remain open to supply the fresh fruit and vegetable retailer sector. Fruit Shops are also an essential service under the definition of fresh fruit retail.

If any Growers, Wholesalers or Retailers operating within our facility experience any issues with authorities pertaining to being an essential service, please call me at anytime on 0417 835 340.

Please ensure you abide by the following lockdown rules as communicated yesterday:

  • Wearing of masks for the next 6 days is now a government requirement and everyone on site must wear a mask at all times. Anyone not wearing a mask will be removed from site and reported to Police;
  • Retailers are not permitted to leave their loading area and vehicle unless to use bathroom amenities. Wholesalers and growers will need to deliver to your vehicle only;
  • “Load and Go” (Cash and Carry) access times will be in place for the next 6 days;
  • There will be no Café or catering on site for the next 6 days; and
  • It is up to your employer to provide you with the correct PPE ie. masks and hand sanitizer

If the above items are not adhered to by your business, you will be breaching the Governments Emergency Management (stay at home) (COVID19) Direction 2020, a full copy is available at this link.

If you have any symptoms DO NOT come to site, this will have serious implications if COVID19 is detected on this site.

SAPML COVID marshals will be enforcing these rules to the letter of the directive. It is up to us all to follow these rules so that we can remain open and provide these essential services to South Australia.

To avoid delays and frustration please use both the front and rear entry gates. With temperature testing occurring for all site patrons there will be some delay in accessing the site. Please be patient.

For regular updates please check www.sahealth.sa.gov.au. We will also be updating you periodically as required.

If you have any operational questions, please contact Jamie Paddick Operations Manager 0409 251 850

Kind Regards

Angelo Demasi

Chief Executive Officer

November 18 – 2:30pm – Update from CEO

The South Australian Government announced today that South Australia is going into a hard lockdown as of
midnight 18th November 2020 for the next 6 days.

The South Australian Produce Market is considered an essential service and will remain open to supply the fresh fruit and vegetable retailer sector. Green Grocers are also an essential service under the definition of fresh fruit retail.

We strongly recommend that growers, wholesalers and retail fruit shops carry with them an essential services letter at all times. An example of this letter is attached. It will need to be modified to suit your business and must be on your company letterhead.

This is what the lockdown means for our site:

  • Wearing of masks for the next 6 days is now a government requirement and everyone on site must wear a mask at all times. Anyone not wearing a mask will be removed from the Market and reported to Police
  • Retailers are not permitted to walk the floor for the next 6 days. Wholesalers and growers will need to deliver to your vehicle only;
  • Cash and Carry access times will be in place for the next 6 days;
  • There will be no Café or catering on site for the next 6 days; and
  • It is up to your employer to provide you with the correct PPE (ie. masks) and hand sanitizer.

If you have any symptoms DO NOT come to the market, this will have serious implications if COVID19 is detected on this site.

SAPML COVID marshals will be enforcing these rules to the letter of the directive. It is up to us all to follow these rules so that we can remain open and provide these essential services to South Australia.

To avoid delays and frustration please use both the front and rear entry gates. With temperature testing occurring for all market patrons there will be some delay in accessing the site. Please be patient.

For regular updates please check www.sahealth.sa.gov.au. We will also be updating you periodically as required.

If you have any questions, please contact Jamie Paddick Operations Manager 0409 251 850

Kind Regards

Angelo Demasi

Letter – Essential services – Sample

November 18 – Update from CEO

As you are aware South Australia is currently experiencing a second COVID19 outbreak with many locations
identified around the Northern Suburbs.
Due to this SAPML are beginning to re-implement some COVID19 Management systems as a precaution to
keep the Market Site safe.
The following systems have been implemented this week:

  • Cleaning has been increased in the common areas including toilet blocks, high touch points and the growers’ pavilion
  • Every person attending the market will be temperature checked at the gate before entry
  • The Rear Gate is closed from 10am daily
  • Visitors & Contractors are required to answer COVID19 questions through the SinePro application
  • Daily emails will be sent to all tenants with the SA Health contact tracing link to ensure you are aware of newly updated at-risk locations, please ensure to update your staff
  • SAPML expect that each Market User visits the SA Health website daily and takes responsibility to comply with entry requirements which include they do not attend the Market if they:
    • Have been in contact with anyone suspected of having COVID19, awaiting results or have been directed to isolate over the last 14 days
    • Have been to any of the COVID-19 locations listed on the SA Health website identified as
    Quarantine Locations at the times specified
    • Are experiencing any COVID19 symptoms

To ensure this, we are requesting every cardholder to complete a ONCE off declaration through the SinePro application to affirm these entry requirements. As of Tuesday 24th November, all access cards will be deactivated, once you complete your SinePro declaration (only required once) your card will be reactivated.

Your access card will be reactivated within 24hrs of receiving your completed declaration. Please see instructions attached to this memo on how to complete this. To avoid delay at the gate next Tuesday we encourage you and your staff to complete this declaration as soon as possible, we have Market Officials on available on the market floor that can assist you with this process.

Thank you for your co-operation, we appreciate your commitment to keep our Market COVID19 safe.

Kind Regards

Angelo Demasi

Please see the full Memo 18 November – for instructions to complete the sine pro app declaration.

November 16 – Update

There have been more updates on the SA Health website for more locations in South Australia that have been visited by a confirmed COVID-19 case.

Please see link below for all known locations to date:

https://www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/wps/wcm/connect/public+content/sa+health+internet/conditions/infectious+diseases/covid-19/testing+and+tracing/contact+tracing/contact+tracing

As recommended by SA Health, monitor your symptoms if you visited any of the locations at the link and get tested immediately if symptoms appear.

SAPML recommend owners of business’ continue to monitor the above link for further updates.

SAPML may be re-implementing our COVID-19 management plan in the coming days.

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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