Growers’ e-bulletin – 14 January, 2022

14 January, 2022


Notification process for employers of critical workers

ABGC Job Opportunity

Notification process for employers of critical workers

A notification process has been developed for employers of critical workers who can can resume work while classified as close contacts, subject to strict health criteria.

Front line workers in the fresh food supply chain business are considered critical workers.

As an employer, you will need to:

  • Decide if your business falls into the list of critical industries – read here and approved ANZIC categories read here
  • Create a Critical Worker List (roles) using the template (download from Resources Tab here to identify the roles and estimated number of workers in each role 
  • Email your Critical Worker List (roles) to
  • Your business has three days to submit it from when the first close contact attends the critically essential work.

This is a self-assessment process.

The measures are only in place for close contacts who are fully vaccinated (booster where eligible) and asymptomatic.

Employers may be requested for information to verify the roles identified meet the criteria.

Close contact workers will also need to meet requirements such as wearing personal protective equipment, monitor symptoms and use private transport to and from work.  

Workers must continue to quarantine when not performing their essential role until the end of their quarantine period, and have a COVID test on day 6. 

For more information and resources, read here 

ABGC Job Opportunity

The ABGC is looking for an experienced professional to support the transition of the Panama Tropical Race 4 (TR4) Program from Government to ABGC leadership. 

The Transition Policy & Planning Officer will be supported by the Industry Transition Leader and ABGC management to work collaboratively with the current Panama TR4 Program management team to assist in designing a program that suits industry’s needs. 

View the job dvertisement here

A position description is available by emailing

Applications close on 1 February 2022.