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Infection Prevention Control on Open Farms and Pet Farms

July 21, 2015

A visit to an open farm should be a very enjoyable and worth while experience for both children and adults alike. However, the open farm environment will be unfamiliar for some people and there are potential risks which visitors may not normally be exposed to. It is important that if you are organising a visit to one of these types of settings that you consider these risks and take a few basic steps to ensure a safe visit to the open farm.

The Environmental Health Association of Ireland recently published a number of guidance documents on infection prevention control on open farms and pet farms and one of these is the Information Sheet for the Public, Education and Childcare Services and Community Organisations.  This is a valuable document to download and refer to as it outlines the basic pre-cautions which should be taken when visiting an open farm.

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