What does lockdown mean for Plett’s farmers? 

Published: March 31st, 2020

The impact of lockdown on Plett’s farmers during harvest

The food value chain has been exempted from the lockdown and the South African society is relying on harvesting to continue.  Hence, nothing prevents people involved in the harvesting process to continue with their important work.

However, it is also expected from those involved to continue with basic preventative measures such as washing your hands, social distancing, not gathering in large groups, etc.

In the case of alcoholic or non-food businesses, the harvest is allowed to continue under certain conditions (see 5.2 and 5.3 in the document below).

FAQs for the Agrucultural Sector during lockdown