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COVID-19 Resources and Information for Food Businesses

With restrictions regularly changing and so much information being published, it isn't surprising that many Australian food businesses need help finding relevant COVID-19 information and resources. To help food businesses meet their industry requirements we have provided some resources for businesses, including direct links to key government websites nationally, as well as for each state and territory.

State and Territory Government COVID-19 Websites

Click on the link below to access state and territory government COVID-19 websites, including key information, resources, and restriction information for your state or territory (external websites).

New South WalesWestern Australia

COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Control Training (SA)

Looking for infection control training for your food business? COVID clean training is a $15 nationally recognised training in infection prevention and control, designed for the retail, tourism, transport and logistics, hospitality, cleaning, security services and health (aged care and disability services) sectors. 

To enrol in COVID clean training, speak with a registered training provider delivering for your industry. They will let you know when the next COVID clean training will be delivered, how to sign up and what to expect. 

The following training providers are currently delivering COVID clean training for your business:

 Auctus Consulting.

Australian Food Training Centre.

Australian Workplace Training.

CEG’s Adelaide Institute of Hospitality

Celtic Training and Consultancy.

Complete Hospitality Training.

Dynamic Learning Services.


Institute of Training and Further Education.

Limestone Coast Training


Milcom Institute.

Southern Solutions Training



TIME Education and Training

For more information go to the SA Business Information Hub 

National Resources 

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ)

Visit the FSANZ website www.foodstandards.gov.au to find all about Novel Coronavirus and Food Safety. The Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) website has some valuable information and resources that should not be overlooked, covering topics such as:

  • The transmission of COVID-19 by food and food packaging 
  • Advice for food businesses – Take-away food, donated food, and food delivery 
  • Impact of border restrictions on food production and food supply
  • What to do if staff have symptoms or test positive for COVID-19.

Australian Government - Department of Health

For the latest news on COVID-19 see the Australian Government Department of Health website - www.health.gov.au.

National Coronavirus Helpline

Call this line if you are seeking information on coronavirus (COVID-19) or help with the COVIDSafe app. The line operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Phone: 1800 020 080

Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National)

TIS National is for people who do not speak English and for agencies and businesses that need to communicate with their non-English speaking clients.

Phone: 131 450

Safe Work Australia 

The Safe Work Australia website (www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au) provides a central hub of work, health and safety (WHS) guidance and tools that Australian workplaces can use to form the basis of their management of health and safety risks posed by COVID-19. 

COVID-19 – Public Health Directions and COVIDSafe plans

Australian food businesses need to be aware that most businesses and organisations are now required to prepare COVIDSafe Plans (or similar).  Many of these requirements have been brought in under public health or emergency management directions, or to meet jurisdictional WHS requirements. 

The Safe Work Australia website now includes links to enforceable government health and emergency directions, as well as COVIDSafe plans for each state and territory. They encourage you to regularly check the website as enforceable government directions are being made regularly. Simply go to www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au.

Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment 

The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment website includes information to help keep our agriculture industries strong and safeguard our environment and heritage during the COVID-19 outbreak. Visit www.agriculture.gov.au/coronavirus to find out more.