Operating as an 'Essential Business'
The Government has advised that the grape and wine industry (along with other food and beverage producers) and all parts of the supply chain may continue to operate as essential businesses. This does not extend to cellar doors, winery restaurants etc, which must close.
For advice on how to complete the registration process and sample answers to the questions illustrating how to comply with the Government's health measures expectations, see our Best Practice Guide below. The Best Practice Guide has been updated as follows:
- Version 2: Updated at 10:00pm 26 March to provide clarifications, renumber the questions to match the online Registration Form, and insert new initial Q9.
|TIP: We recommend you write the answers to your registration questions in a separate word document and paste into the MPI registration form, to reduce the risk of losing your answers if the site crashes.|
Details of which businesses must register are included in our Q&A document below. The Q&As are regularly updated as new information comes to hand, and have recently been updated as follows:
- Version 4: Updated at 12:38pm 26 March to provide guidance for those who cannot meet the 2metre rule (requirements to register and provide additional information to MPI).
- Version 3: Updated at 11:05am 26 March to update on remote sales of alcohol.
- Version 2: Updated at 8:56am 26 March following member webinars.