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26 November, 2020

Beef Australia forging ahead in May 2021

Beef Australia Chairman Bryce Camm said the board was thrilled to have the COVID safe plan endorsed by the Queensland Chief Health Officer.

By Candyce Grew RURAL LEADER EDITOR

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BEEF Australia has announced it will be one of the first major events held in Australia since the COVID-19 pandemic started this year.

The board of Beef Australia assembled a public health and safety working group to deliver a COVID safe event plan for the beef showcase, set to be held in Rockhampton in May next year.

Beef Australia Chairman Bryce Camm said the board was thrilled to have the COVID safe plan endorsed by the Queensland Chief Health Officer.

“An immense level of time and work has been invested into the document, and consequently our confidence in our ability to deliver what will be the first major event in Australia since our nation has been impacted by the pandemic is resolute,” Mr Camm said.

“However, we will remain flexible, responsive and adaptive as the COVID world evolves.”

Beef Australia Honorary Medical Officer, Dr Anthony Keating, a member of the Public Health and Safety Working Group responsible for production of the COVID Safe Plan said all aspects of the weeklong beef expo had been carefully analysed and considered.

“The plan sets out in minute detail, the processes to minimise risk and manage any potential cases – while ensuring the visitor and crowd experience is social, efficient, comfortable and fun,” he said.

“The plan is formulated to be adaptive to any changes or unfolding requirements as defined by our State Government and public health authorities.

“Beef Australia can proceed confidently with the knowledge that there has been a thorough planning process,” said Dr Keating.

Beef Australia plays a vital role in showcasing the Australian beef supply chain, driving global trade, attracting investment and in 2018 it generated over $85 million for the local economy.


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