NEW PRECAUTIONS: Burnett Livestock and Realty are asking only buyers to attend their Biggenden cattle sales in view of the Covid-19 virus.
NEW PRECAUTIONS: Burnett Livestock and Realty are asking only buyers to attend their Biggenden cattle sales in view of the Covid-19 virus.

Patrons taking note of rules

AT MONDAY’S meatworks and store sale at Biggenden, the majority of people attending adhered to the new precautions set down in view of the Covid-19 virus.

Burnett Livestock & Realty’s Stephanie Whitaker said people were good at complying with the new requirements of 1.5m social distancing and using hand sanitiser.

“They were also great at only two non-staff in the office at a time,” she said.

“It was disappointing to see a couple of regulars there who are not buying or selling, just spectating.

“We really need people to comply with the requirements so our community stays healthy and we are able to continue to operate.”

Mrs Whitaker said the worst part is that these spectators are in the at risk age group.

“If people are just coming for a look they need to stay away,” she said.

“We will only permit people who are conducting business to attend.”

Mrs Whitaker said our canteen won’t be operating for the public until further notice.

“We are encouraging people to bring their own drinking water to the sale,” she said.

“There are options for take away meals from businesses in town that people can use for meals.”

Mrs Whitaker said these are changing times and we need to move with the requirements.

“Let’s continue to do business together while the market is moving, and work together to keep us all healthy,” she said.

Friday’s female sale is fully booked while the next meatworks and store sale will be held on Monday, April 6, at the Burnett Livestock Exchange at Biggenden.