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Safety guidelines for vineyard workers – Australia

The Australian wine industry has been heavily impacted by the Covid-19 crisis, along many countries.

Here is a guideline for workers to avoid exposure and risk contamination by the virus. Note that it is not a statement for the Australian government.

Read the guideline from winetitles media.

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Wine and Spirits competitions – derogatory measures

The impact of the epidemic has consequences on wine and spirits competitions. The rules for geographical representation of jurors at International competitions was adressed by OIV.

Read the article here.

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Restrictions for brewery and winery in South Australia

Due to the Covid-19 epidemic, the beer and wine sector knows some restrictions all over the country. On Friday 9 April, directions were given to businesses in Adelaide Hills to reduce the risk of spreading the virus.

Read the article on miragenews.

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Relaxation of State law regarding alcohol

The lockdown enforced to avoid the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic in the US brings changes to the regulation of alcoholic beverages acording to Alex Gangitano. A relaxation in fact.

Read Alex Gangitano's article here.

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Harvesting during lockdown

In order to avoid the spread of the Covid-19 epidemic, many countries around the world are under lockdown.
While the lockdown has a relatively low impact on the Northern hemisphere’s vineyard, the Southern hemisphere’s one faces heavier consequences, due to the fact that the harvest happens between Februray and April.
Each country must decide if the harvest – and the viticultural work by extension – is necessary to the economy.

The following countries decided so:

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Alcohol ban in South Africa dring lockdown

The rumors about a possible ban of alcohol beverages during lockdown in the UK, proved to be wrong.

Meanwhile, in South Africa, the ban has been enforced: this is why.

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NYSLA restrictions facing Covid-19

The State of New-York is one of the most affected State by the Covid-19 epidemic in the US.

To avoid further spreading, the New-York State Liquor Authority took measures regarding on-premises sales of Alcohol.

Find more information about those mesures on Lyndsey A. Zahn’s On Reserve website.

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European Commission’s support to agri-food sector

While the Covid-19 epidemic continues, the agri-food sector is one of the most impacted industry. It has an essentiel part for every nation.
To protect the fragilized sector, the European Commission took exceptional measures.

Find those measures on the European Commission's website.

The European Commission also facilitates states support to business facing the epidemic, as described on ReedSmith's website.

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California temporary loosens its regulation for alcoholic beverages

The US is on the merge of becoming the new epicenter of the Covid-19 epidemic. To face the consequences of such pandemic crises, the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control decided to loosen its regulation for alcohol beverage.

Find the whole article on dpf-law.com.

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