As a place of high public visitation, we recognise the need for Northey Street City Farm to be proactive in responding to public concerns regarding COVID-19. We have improved our sanitation practices by instituting a more rigorous cleaning procedure within the main buildings (office, toilet, kiosk, nursery, sheds) to try and make our site as safe as possible for all visitors.
We are regularly updating ourselves with advice from QLD Health, the Australian Government, and the World Health Organisation regarding prevention measures, and in particular, advice for education institutions and public events.
The Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) has updated their advice regarding larger, non-essential gatherings:
“From 16 March 2020, the Australian Government has taken the precautionary measure of recommending public gatherings involving more than 500 people be cancelled. The cancellation does not extend to schools, universities, shops, supermarkets, public transport or airports. As the advice is changing,it is important that you check current public health advice. People organising smaller events should undertake risk assessments in partnership with local and national public health authorities. The assessment should be reviewed and updated regularly through planning and delivery of the event”
The Sunday Organic Farmer’s Market is considered to be an essential service and will continue to operate unless otherwise advised by the Australian Government and relevant health experts.
Please keep monitoring our website and our Facebook Page for any updates regarding COVID-19, and how it will affect future events held at Northey Street City Farm. Please see link for full updates regarding COVID-19.
Please keep monitoring our website for any updates regarding COVID-19, and how it will affect future events held at Northey Street City Farm.
We have improved sanitation practices by:
- installing several alcohol-based hand sanitiser dispensers (at least 60% alcohol content), and disposable hand towel dispensers (100% recycled Australian Made) in the bathroom and in the kiosk area;
- using commercial grade dish washing sanitisers; and
- spraying down high contact areas, such as door nobs, handles, draws with Isopropyl Alcohol, in communal areas more regularly.
You can help prevent the spread of Coronavirus COVID-19 by (from WHO):
- Where possible, avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth;
Why? Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.
- Cleaning hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rubs regularly.
- Follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately;
- Why? Droplets spread virus. By following good respiratory hygiene you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.
- Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority.
Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on the situation in your area. Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also protect you and help prevent spread of viruses and other infections.
- Keep up to date on the latest COVID-19 hotspots (cities or local areas where COVID-19 is spreading widely). If possible, avoid traveling to places – especially if you are an older person or have diabetes, heart or lung disease.
Why? You have a higher chance of catching COVID-19 in one of these areas.