COVID-19 Restrictions at CWLE

Thanks again to all users of Forbes Central West Livestock Exchange for their co-operation, as we continue to implement a number of measures for the safety of our users, employees and community whilst we work through the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) health crisis and the restrictions this has brought upon us.

New Restrictions from 15 June 2020

This is not a game… we are taking action to secure your business and industry. In recent weeks we have seen 94 cases of COVID-19 reported by the media in a Melbourne meat works.

National Cabinet met on Friday 8 May 2020 and determined the easing of some pandemic restrictions. Each State and Territory then determined their own roadmap in creating a COVID Safe Australia. The NSW Premier announced the relaxing of the following restrictions,  effective from Friday 15 May 2020.

  • Outdoor gatherings up to 10 people are permitted -  Weddings up to 10 guests
  • Café/restaurants to seat up to 10 people at any time  - Religious gatherings up to 10 worshipers
  • Up to 5 people - including children - can visit households - Outdoor pools can open with restrictions
  • Outdoor pools can open with restrictions -  Funerals up to 20 mourners for indoor services, and  30 mourners for outdoor services

Every person entering CWLE to attend a sale must complete and provide a signed COVID-19 Declaration, this will be required before each sale, and you need to have completed your induction. You will need to have printed off and filled out the declaration on the morning of sale, this will continue until further notice. We also ask that you download the Federal Government’s CovidSafe app to help with traceability.

If you are not essential to the sale, please stay at home. Livestock carriers are to leave site once unloaded, out loading carriers are to stay at their truck until loading is commenced, and certainly not attend the sale.

CANTEEN WILL BE OPEN with to a maximum of 10 people at a time.

All persons are to leave site as soon as your business has concluded.

If you are have a cough and/or flu like symptoms or if you have been directed to self-isolate due to potential exposure to COVID-19 you are not to enter the Forbes Central West Livestock Exchange.

All persons are to maintain a 1.5m distance from others at all times, and practice safe hygiene (wash/disinfect hands, cover sneezes and coughs) to take responsibility for your own health and that of others.

Please find the CWLE Attendance form here (PDF 275.7KB). This must be filled out prior to attending the CWLE and submitted on arrival.