Covid-19 Support for farms
We know how challenging the last few months have been for Herefordshire farms. This is an exceptionally difficult year for you, your business, your employees, your customers and indeed your family, so whilst the future remains uncertain, we aim to do everything we can to ensure that the economic and social conditions for recovery are as strong as possible.
Where there are local outbreaks of Covid-19, we must act promptly and effectively to contain them – or the infection may spread again, putting lives at risk. If those outbreaks involve large numbers of people, it may be necessary to close down buildings or wider locations in order to halt the spread of the infection. We have set up an Outbreak Control Group - a multi-disciplinary team, comprising experienced Public Health, Health, Social Care and Environmental Health professionals. This team will work to prevent infection, contain outbreaks and implement protective measures. Their entire focus will be to keep people who live and work in Herefordshire safe. This will only be effective if the businesses, the employees and residents of our county support this work. It is really important to emphasize that particular measures will only be taken where it is absolutely necessary to do so - and we will need your full support when these situations occur.
It is vital that all farms have an open and honest relationship with Herefordshire Council through the Outbreak Control Hub to identify early warning signs to enable clear guidance and support to be given with the aim of limiting the spread and consequences of an outbreak. If you have a positive case within your workforce you should inform the Outbreak Control Hub by emailing OutbreakControlHub@herefordshire.gov.uk
This will help us support businesses and also understand – and contain – any spread of the virus across Herefordshire.
We are creating resources for use on and around farms.