COVID-19 Update – All Market Users 22 March 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update – 22 March 2020
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) update – 22 March 2020
The Melbourne Market will remain openAnnouncement from the Premier
Earlier today the Premier announced that Victoria will proceed over the next 48 hours to implement a shutdown of all non-essential activity across our state to combat the spread of Coronavirus.
Last week the Prime Minister confirmed that all food markets are considered an essential service, and as such, the Melbourne Market will continue to operate during this crisis.  
The Melbourne Market is vital in the supply chain of food, and along with the health and safety of Market users, our priority is to remain open to deliver fresh produce to Victorians.

Reducing the risk of COVID-19 at the Market
The critical piece of advice for Market users is, if you are feeling unwell, you should stay at home and seek medical advice. Do not attend the Market for work, or to purchase produce, if you are feeling unwell in any way.

The Federal and State Government continue to stress the importance of social distancing.
If we are to help stop the spread of COVID-19, we need to take social distancing measures seriously.
When at the Market you should be:

  • Refraining from handshaking, hugging, kissing hello or similar; a friendly wave is an appropriate greeting
  • Where possible keeping a distance of 1.5 metres between yourself and fellow Market users
  • Where possible, you should think about how you can alter your daily tasks to minimise direct close contact with others around you

The MMA is continually monitoring the latest advice from Government Departments and the World Health organisation about COVID-19, and we are taking a proactive approach and putting plans in place to help ensure everyone’s health and safety. We aim to provide you with accurate and timely information concerning your work or business at the Melbourne Market as the situation continues to evolve.

If you have any further questions, you can call the 24-hour security number, 0408 334 555.

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