Under the hard border closure, freight drivers are exempt from South Australia’s lockdown due to COVID-19. What does this mean for truck drivers and the local supply chain?
An Australian based technology platform is transforming contact tracing in high-risk industries with the ability for a workplace to run a contact trace within seconds, before the Department of Health and Human Services initiate an investigation on a suspected or positive COVID-19 case.
Seqirus, a subsidiary of Victorian-based global biopharmaceutical leader CSL, will invest more than $800 million to build a major new biotech manufacturing facility in Melbourne, worth $300 million to the local supply chain.
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has announced the removal of workforce caps for meat processing facilities, as part of a widespread relaxation of restrictions in the city.
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews announced Melbourne will move out of stage 4 lockdown from 11:59pm on Tuesday 27 October. The announcement will allow certain supply chain industries to return to 100 per workforce capacity following 15 weeks of restrictions.
Employers in high-risk industries including meat and seafood processing, supermarket and food distribution centres are required to conduct surveillance testing, with a new workplace saliva testing trial beginning next week in Victoria.
Australia Post has announced the extension of its Pharmacy Home Delivery Service for a further six months. Pharmacies around the country will continue to offer free delivery on prescriptions to their most vulnerable customers needing essential medicines delivered to their door.
The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) is calling on existing community pharmacy wholesale supply chain arrangements to facilitate delivery of the COVID-19 vaccine stock into local chemists.
At a time when retailers’ e-commerce operations are under more pressure than ever before in Australia, research has uncovered a disconnect between the online shopping delivery options retailers think are most popular, compared with actual consumer preferences.
Woolworths will temporarily convert three supermarkets in Victoria into online delivery hubs as Melbourne enters stage 4 restrictions.