COVID-19 UPDATE


RSPCA Approved / 26th Mar 2020

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the RSPCA has had to make some necessary changes to our operations to minimise the possible risk to our staff as well as our fellow Australians. Whilst the majority of the team at RSPCA Australia are able to work safely from home, COVID-19 has necessitated a change to how we manage assessments of farms participating in the RSPCA Approved Farming Scheme.

Our robust on site assessment of farms to the RSPCA’s Standards is a critical aspect of the RSPCA Approved Farming Scheme, of which we are very proud of. In normal circumstances, farms are visited by RSPCA Assessors 2 times a year, at a minimum. COVID-19 has meant assessing on site is not currently an option, as such our team is exploring alternate ways to conduct assessments remotely. We will provide further updates on this in time.

While improving the lives of farm animals is core to our mission, the wellbeing of our staff and those who we work with is critical to ensure the future of our work. If you are feeling at all impacted by COVID-19 we encourage you to reach out to the below services.

National Coronavirus Helpline

Call this line if you are seeking information on coronavirus (COVID-19). The line operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

1800 020 080

Head to Health

Check out the Department of Health’s Head to Health website for links to mental health resources and support.

Head to Health website

Lifeline

Call this line if you are requiring crisis support. The line will continue to operate as normal.

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