If you are lucky enough to be out on farm during your placement year, it is important to follow safety procedures. Even before the pandemic, cross contamination is a bio-hazard, so it is important to turn up to farms with clean, sterilised wellies and clean overalls. This prevents you carrying any harmful diseases from one farm to another. I always try to keep a bucket, iodine and a scrub brush in my car so I can clean wellies before and after a visit.
The second line of sanitary defence is to keep safe by complying to Coronavirus protocols and Government guidance. If you are feeling unwell, don’t be afraid to contact your colleagues or boss to let them know. It’s better to be safe and you won’t be letting anyone down.
Secondly, always be prepared by carrying hand sanitiser, a mask and clean gloves in order to comply with the Government rules and the protocols of the farm you are visiting. They may have stronger precautions so make sure you ask on arrival if you need to compile with any additional rules.