Animals are lovely and messing about in the countryside is fun but you should be aware that animals commonly carry bugs that can be passed on to humans and can cause illness. This can happen through touching animals, surfaces such as fences, gates, the ground – even your shoes.
Thorough hand washing is the best way to prevent infection. Please ensure that children are properly supervised and that you all wash your hands:
Use this link to download a copy of the Government’s leaflet Avoiding infection on farm visits for more information.