IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS

September 24, 2021 – Changes to Cross Border Travel Direction

Changes have been made to the Cross Border Travel Direction. This Direction came into effect at 5:08 pm on Thursday, 23 September 2021.

Key changes include:

By 12.01 am on Thursday, 7 October: Commercial Transport and Freight Workers entering South Australia by road must have at least one TGA-approved COVID-19 vaccination (previously this was by 27 September).

By 12.01 am on Monday, 11 October: Essential Travellers entering South Australia as National and State Security and Governance, Emergency Services Workers, Remote or Isolated Worker, Specialist Workers in Essential Sectors, Passing Through, and Foreign Diplomatic or Consular Staff must have at least one TGA-approved COVID-19 vaccination (previously this was by 24 September).

Other existing requirements remain. The information above only highlights the key changes made to the Directions and does not reflect all requirements. Members of the public are encouraged to see the full Directions for further information.

All existing directions, frequently asked questions and other information can be found here: https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/emergency-declarations

Jamie Paddick  – Operations Manager

September 8, 2021 – COVID vaccine hub announced for South Australian Produce Market

The South Australian Produce Market, located north of the city at Pooraka, will host a pop up COVID vaccine clinic in a bid to provide greater accessibility to the Horticultural industry workforce, transport and logistics, shift workers and the broader northern community.

The clinic will open September 21, 2021 with bookings to be made online with SA Health – BOOK HERE.

Full Details of the clinic announcement here

August 30, 2021 – Market Memo Cross Border Restrictions

The Emergency Management (Cross Border Travel – Associated Direction No 45) (COVID-19) Direction 2021 came into effect at 12.38pm on Friday 27 August 2021.

Key changes include:

  • Arriving by Air: All essential travellers from the ACT, NSW or Victoria (apart from people who ordinarily reside in the Victorian cross border corridor and essential travellers who are commercial transport and freight workers or emergency services workers) must produce evidence of a COVID-19 test within 72 hours before their arrival in South Australia.
  • Arriving by any other means: All essential travellers from the ACT, NSW or Victoria (apart from people who ordinarily reside in the Victorian cross border corridor and essential travellers who are commercial transport and freight workers or emergency services workers) must produce evidence of a COVID-19 test within 72 hours before their arrival in South Australia OR if an authorised officer is satisfied a person could not reasonably undertake a test, must complete COVID-19 testing on day 1, 5, and 13 and quarantine as per their arrival Level (4 or 5).
  • Victorian Cross Border Community members and Emergency Services workers are not required to submit to COVID-19 testing provided they comply with the clauses in the Cross Border Travel General No 2 and Associated No 45 Directions.

 Commercial transport and freight have different requirements as follows:

  • Commercial Transport and Freight services (CTFS) – as defined in Cross Border Travel General Direction, Schedule 3 and 8; includes air, maritime and other sectors not identified below;
  • Commercial Transport and Freight workers (CTFW) – as defined in Cross Border Travel Associated Direction No 45, includes road or rail sector on a commercial basis and support workers as defined in the Direction:
LOCATION CTFS – arrival by air CTFS – arrival by sea or other CTFW – arrival by road and rail (National protocol exists)
Restricted location  (NSW, ACT, VIC) Evidence of a test within 72 hrs prior to arrival (AD45, clause 5A(1)(i)) Evidence of a test within 72 hrs prior to arrival or if AO satisfied unable to test, D1, D5, D13 (AD45, clause 5A (1)(ii) Evidence of a test within 72 hrs prior to arrival (AD45, clause 5A(3)
Restricted location (NT and Greater Brisbane) Nil Nil Evidence of a test within 72 hrs prior to arrival (AD45, clause 5A(3)
Unrestricted location Nil Nil Evidence of a negative test result within 7 days prior to arrival (AD, clause 5A(4)

Specialist Worker is Essential Sector Application Requirements

Changes have been made to the requirements for Essential Travellers applying for the Specialist Worker in Essential Sector exemption.

All travellers must apply for Cross Border Travel Registration with SAPOL.  The following documentation must be included in the application:

  1. A risk mitigation plan (guidelines and template can be located using the following link: SA Health Risk mitigation plan)
  2. A letter, naming the worker who is travelling to SA, stating the risk mitigation plan complies with the guidelines made by the Chief Public Health Officer. This letter may be written by:
  •  the employer or operator
  •  the labour hire provider
  •  the Department of Primary Industries and Regions (PIRSA)
  •  the Department for Energy and Mining

For Specialist workers this letter must also specifically detail:

– in relation to operations in South Australia—

  • the service is time critical; and
  • the appropriate skills are not available in South Australia or the low community transmission zone; and
  • the provision of the service requires that the person be physically present in South Australia;

– in relation to operations outside of South Australia—

  • the service is time critical

From 12.01am on 24 September 2021, all essential travellers aged 18 and above arriving from the ACT, NSW and Victoria must produce evidence of having received at least 1 dose of a Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) approved COVID-19 vaccine in order to be permitted to enter South Australia.

A person who is unable to produce the evidence may only enter South Australia with an exemption from the Department for Health and Wellbeing.

Travellers from NSW, ACT and Victoria are now prohibited (level 6) from passing through South Australia to arrive in another State or Territory.

Other existing requirements remain.

 Activities Associated Direction

The Emergency Management (Activities—Associated Direction No 12) (COVID-19) Direction 2021 came into effect at 12.33pm on Friday 27 August 2021.

This Direction amends a Private Function and Private Activity. Private Functions can only be held at premises that have an ongoing liquor license. Private activities with short term liquor licenses remain capped at 50 people in a non-residential location and 20 at a residence.

Other existing requirements remain.

The information above only highlights the key changes made to the Directions and does not reflect all requirements. Members of the public are encouraged to see the full Directions for further information.

All existing directions, frequently asked questions and other information can be found here: https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/emergency-declarations.

If you require further information you can call the SA COVID-19 Information Line on 1800 253 787 between the hours of 9am to 5pm 7 days per week or go to the SA Health website at www.sahealth.sa.gov.au or www.sa.gov.au/covid-19.

Jamie Paddick
Operation Manager
South Australian Produce Market

August 3, 2021  – Memo from the CEO

As many of you are aware, there are slight changes in restrictions in relation to COVID-19 in South Australia which take effect from 12.01am, Wednesday, 4 August 2021.

SA Health and the Government of South Australia have now introduced a 1 person per 2sqm rule. The wearing of a face mask continues to be mandatory when in high density public places. Therefore, SAPML will continue the policy of mandatory wearing of face masks while on the trading floor and in common areas.

SAPML highly recommend each Tenant review their COVID-19 Plan and consider the risk on their business and amongst other things, the option of implementing COVID-19 QR Code in their store.

The events that unfolded two weeks ago, show how the new COVID-19 variant can quickly spread within the community. The number of Retail Supermarkets and Fruit shops that were named as exposure sites, could have resulted in individuals becoming a ‘close contact’ to each Tenant including their employees – effectively restricting your business for 14 days.

The following simple steps will go a long way in protecting your business and your staff:
1. always wear a face mask when you enter the Market site;
2. use sanitisation stations to sanitize whilst at the Market;
3. continue to keep your tenancy clean and sanitised with touch point cleaning;
4. ensure you continue to socially distance;
5. stay at home if you are feeling unwell;
6. consider implementing a QR CODE to track who enters your store.

One of the largest risks we have at the Market is Interstate Transport. SAPML continue to be vigilant with all interstate transport drivers, including the mandatory wearing of face masks. They are also advised to scan in using the SINE PRO APP and stay in their vehicle. Interstate Transport drivers are asked to provide a negative test result upon entry into the Market and can only use dedicated Interstate Toilets which are regularly sanitised.

SAPML continue to monitor the situation and will keep you up to date with regular information on any changes to restrictions.
There are numerous resources now available in relation to COVID-19, with many articles available through media coverage or Government websites such as:

  • Health department – www.health.gov.au and www.sahealth.gov.au
  • SA Produce Market dedicate COVID19 web page – COVID-19 UPDATES – South Australian Produce Market (saproducemarket.com.au
  • SA Produce Market Covid-19 Business continuity plan- BCP Template (saproducemarket.com.au)
  • Food SA guidelines for Industry workplace – Food South Australia

It is strongly recommended that Market Users remain alert to the potential impact of COVID-19.

Act appropriately to inform your staff to take the required steps to reduce the various risks associated with the virus.

If you feel unwell, stay at home and get tested as soon as possible.

Kind Regards

Angelo Demasi 
Chief Executive Officer

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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