In a post to social media, the BAA has warned SA bakeries they can only trade as wholesale, not direct to the public.
“Attention all SA bakery owners in the last half hour we have met with the Authorities from SA Police,” the statement said.
“While it has been a grey area of essential business. The SA Govt have now stated that bakeries can only produce for wholesale means and not open to the public. Please ensure that your follow these new rules and contact the BAA direct in any questions.”
They had previously advised bakeries to be vigilant about lockdown restrictions, including not serving coffee or meals – even as takeaway only.
“While many bakery owners in SA might be confused. The BAA can confirm with the new list of businesses released this morning covers bakeries. If you are a member of the BAA we will be passing your business name onto the relevant authorities to ensure you are able to continue to trade. Remember we are here to support you,” they stated prior to the wholesale only declaration.
It has been advised that following the South Australian government’s announcement of a strict six-day lockdown to curb the latest coronavirus outbreak, bakeries can continue to trade as essential businesses.
According to the BAA, several bakeries have also been approached by supermarkets that have run out of bread as shoppers panic buy ahead of the strict measures to supply to them.
From midnight November 18, South Australians are required to stay at home for six days until Wednesday November 25. After that period, some restrictions will be lifted and others will remain for a further eight days. Food and beverage production facilities are permitted to continue to operate and can remain open as essential services.
Full details of closures and exemptions are still being finalised and the most up-to-date information is available here.