ONLY essential personnel will be allowed into the Tamworth saleyards from Monday, due to new coronavirus restrictions.
The changes, which were initially implemented earlier this year, had been recently relaxed.
However, recent outbreaks in NSW have forced Regional Livestock Exchange (RLX), the organisation which operates the Tamworth saleyards, to reinforce the restrictions at all of its venues statewide including Inverell and the Central Tablelands.
RLX took to social media to inform locals of the reintroduction of the guidelines.
"Due to the resurgence of cases of COVID-19, as of Monday, August 3, TRLX, in conjunction with operating agents are enforcing original restrictions for all sales until further notice," the post read.
"Please note: only those essential to the sale process can attend the sale - operating agents, pre-approved buyers, transporters and RLX staff.
"Mandatory visual buyer identification and verification (will be required).
"All those in attendance must continue to sign in on arrival.
"Social distancing to be maintained at all times."
The move comes after the Gunnedah saleyards implemented similar measures last week.
The new restrictions will impact Tamworth's weekly Monday cattle and lamb sales, as well as its two store cattle sales on August 7 and 21.
"If you have any enquiries, please feel welcome to contact TRLX or your preferred agent," the post read.
"TRLX would like to thank you all in advance for your understanding as we continue to work together to keep everyone safe."