Livestock sales continue, with essential personnel who must sign a declaration

Every person entering the Central West Livestock Exchange (CWLE) site must now complete and provide a signed COVID 19 declaration.

Forbes Shire Council introduced the measure on Thursday, as the nation tightens restrictions on movements and gatherings of people to try to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

A link to the declaration is available on the Forbes Shire Council website, and you must have a declaration to gain entry.

The council recommends people print off the declaration and complete it before heading to the saleyards to minimise delays, the site entrance will be manned.

"This is a requirement going forward for each sale at the CWLE until further notice," the council statement says.

Only Central West Livestock Exchange staff, agents and genuine commission / company buyers and carriers are permitted on site.

Vendors consigning stock to our sales will not be permitted to stay for the sale, council advises, re-stockers are advised to contact your preferred agent or commission buyer.

Livestock carriers are to vacate the site once unloaded, and out loading carriers are to stay at their truck until loading is to commence.

Council staff will be disinfecting the yards before each sale to help minimise risk to essential staff.

"We appreciate your cooperation in these trying times," a statement released by the council said.

For more information please contact Saleyards Manager Cassi Walmsley on 0448 998 149.