New Restrictions From June 15 At The CWLE

Central West Livestock Exchange (CWLE) is moving into Stage 2 of the recovery from COVID 19, with the allowance of Agents, Vendors, Restockers and Contractors on site while business is being conducted from June 15, 2020.

“The Saleyards are not open to the general public, if you are not conducting direct business here please do not come,” says Forbes Shire Council’s General Manager, Steve Loane. “The conditions are put in place to protect the health and welfare of members of the saleyards during this pandemic.

“We do require all to follow some simple guidelines when attending the facility. Please fill out the Attendance Form before turning up at the yards. Failing to do so only results in long queues at the gate, which nobody appreciates. This form can be found on our website and the agents also have access to it.

The data collected is only saved for a limited timeframe should the need arise for us to track who is at the facility on sale day, if an outbreak was to occur and we encourage everyone download the Federal Government’s CovidSafe App to assist with tracing.”

The Canteen facility will be open on sale days with a restriction of 10 persons at one time allowed in the area.

“We know how important it is for our farming community to have a chance to catch up with fellow stock men and women and talk about their trials and tribulations. This place is a common meeting ground and everyone’s mental health needs considering, and we appreciate that.

“The farmers are looking to restock after what has been an horrendous drought, we need to be able to provide them the avenue to do so whilst not putting them in any health danger. We will be policing social distancing protocols and the various groups will be ushered into separate areas; professional buyers, agents, restockers and vendors. Again this isn’t to make life difficult on sale day but to ensure the safety of everyone.”

For further information please contact Central West Livestock Exchange manager Cassi Walmsley on 6850 2300.

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