Suncoast Gold is a food business and all the information I am receiving from regulatory bodies is our operations will be largely unaffected so long as we follow the respective guidelines.
Agricultural products, and the associated supply chains (even across state boarders), are classed as essential.
We put in place our Emergency Preparedness and Business Continuance Plans last week and this is updated as new information comes to hand. At this stage we have implemented the necessary measures for social distancing and hygiene for all staff, contractors and freight companies. We have taken the additional step of isolating the NIS lab/receival group from the rest of the business so that minimal, if any, disruption occurs to NIS receivals.
Our main function as of today is maintaining our ability to receive, assay, dry and store the 2020 crop of Nut in Shell. I remain confident we have adequate resources and staff members to complete this task along with the required administration and payments.