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The Mycoplasma bovis Programme is continuing to operate, in a way that keeps both farmers and staff safe.

Additional measures are in place, such as making contact by phone before arriving on-farm to make plans for physical distancing.

It is imperative the Programme keeps momentum and maintains the gains that have been achieved so far in eradicating M. bovis, and reducing the number of farms involved in the Programme remains a priority.

Key COVID-19-related Programme information has been shared with farmers via our weekly Stakeholder Update and carried by our partners DairyNZ and Beef + Lamb New Zealand.

If you have any questions related to the Programme, get in touch with your Farm Systems Manager, or contact us.

What you need to know about COVID-19

Everything you need to know about the virus, how it passes person to person and what to do to reduce the risk of getting infected, alert levels and operating an essential service can be found on the NZ Government's COVID-19 website.

Industry-related information

Industry-related information on operating under COVID-19 conditions can be found on the following sites:

Supporting your health & wellbeing

Your health and emotional & mental wellbeing is important. Even if you are not sick you may be feeling anxious about COVID-19.

Here's information on how to access healthcare and other wellbeing support.

There is also a range of support available for the farming community affected by M. bovis.

There is access to a range of free support tools here and Getting Through Together and Sparklers at Home – a set of wellbeing activities and resources for parents to use with children at home.