Dairy Women's Network:
Working through COVID-19

As an essential service, the dairy industry will continue working through Covid-19 and any changes in alert levels. But what does this look like for your team? We’ve collated some resources from other industry partners below to make it easy for you to understand your responsibilities as an employer or employee.

Remember to update yourself with all details on levels on the national Unite against COVID-19 website


Kia kaha!

DairyNZ has developed advice, tools and resources to support dairy farmers and their teams to farm safely.

Federated Farmers have collated resources to help dairy businesses and farmers get through this time. 


With the nationwide level 4 lockdown Candy Gillespie have put together some guidance to assist when paying employees. 

Don’t forget to download the Essential Service Exemption Travel Letter for your staff. 

DairyNZ and MPI have been advocating for more vaccination sites in rural areas, if you choose to get vaccinated.

Watch this section of our latest webinar with Dr Tom for some great information on how the Covid-19 vaccine works.

Federated Farmers now have a primary sector checklist specifically for farmers. Take a look at the Preparing for Covid-19 On-Farm Checklist (Farmers).

Federated Farmers now have a primary sector checklist for lifestyle block owners. Take a look at the Preparing for Covid-19 on Your Lifestyle Block checklist.

Horticulture New Zealand has released the latest information about operating during Covid-19 for the New Zealand horticulture industry, with a checklist for growers on how to prepare and manage.

Sit down with your team and fill in this DairyNZ Farm Business Continuity Plan.

An example of the DairyNZ Farm Business Continuity Plan for large farm businesses.

DairyNZ have released a Biosecurity planner to help manage biosecurity risks on your farm.