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Current Situation


COVID-19 Update: 16 September 2020

The Australian Department of Health on 15 September 2020 confirmed:

  • 26,738 cases of COVID-19 in Australia
  • 50 new cases in the previous 24 hours (42 VIC, 7 NSW, 1 QLD)
  • 7,076,539 tests have been conducted across Australia

Updates from the Australian Department of Health can be found here:

Read our latest Daily Updates here

COVID Safe Plan
Australian Grape & Wine advises all business to ensure they have a COVID-Safe Plan in line with the requirements of the State/Territory your business operates in.
Mental health and wellbeing
Quarantine and isolation may affect your mental health and wellbeing. Although social (physical) distancing is critical at this time, it’s important to our mental health to remain connected to family and friends.
If you or someone you know needs help during this time, please reach out to:

  • Beyond Blue - 1300 224 636
  • Lifeline - 13 11 14
  • National Coronavirus Information Helpline – 1800 020 080 provides information and advice on coronavirus (COVID-19) from an Australia wide perspective. Open 24/7.
  • Speak to your GP or health practitioner.

Australian Grape & Wine COVID-19 Tools & Resources for businesses
Australian Grape & Wine's COVID-19 Tools & Resources for grower and wine businesses can be found on our dedicated COVID-19 webpage, including:
Cellar Door Reopening Protocols_May 2021
Guidance on how to manage an assumed or confirmed case of Coronavirus in your business - Fact Sheet
Cleaning and Disinfection Guidelines - Fact Sheet (for wineries)
COVID-19 health and safety guidelines for vineyard workers
Risk Management Template
How you can maintain the Essential business status for the grape and wine sector - Fact Sheet
Best practice labour protocols critical to maintaining essential industry status - Checklist 
Risk Management Procedures: Safework Australia


Other online resources for grape and wine businesses:
For previous updates and fact sheets and operational guidelines visit our  COVID-19 page here.


Daily COVID-19 Updates

The World Health Organization - Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Pandemic