As the Australian Federal and State Governments introduce tightening restrictions around management of COVID-19, the Australian Wagyu Association has implemented systems to support ongoing delivery of normal services for members.
The AWA is complying with all directions from Federal and State Governments.
As communicated previously, over the past weeks, the AWA has been trialling remote work arrangements for member services systems. From March 30, AWA staff will be working remotely.
Staff will have access to usual telephone and email facilities, although it is recommended members use email as their primary mechanism for communication for the time being.
The AWA has been working closely with DNA testing laboratory partners. All laboratory partners are planning management of supplies and services to maintain testing for members.
With increasing pressure on mail and courier systems, please ensure that you use mail tracking facilities for all samples sent to DNA labs.
AWA DNA test request and registration systems are continuing as normal. Members have been active in MiP to SNP DNA testing and they are encouraged to continue to take advantage of promotional pricing offers from all labs.
BREEDPLAN partners ABRI and AGBU have confirmed they have implemented systems to deliver normal monthly Wagyu BREEDPLAN runs.
Regulations and restrictions regarding management of COVID-19 can change rapidly and may impact AWA or vital service supply partners. W