LEAF Open Farm Sunday will go ahead as planned on 27th June.
Following recent news (14.06.2021) that the full lifting of Coronavirus restrictions is being delayed by four weeks, LEAF Open Farm Sunday organisers confirm that farming’s annual open day will go ahead as planned on 27th June, plus a few farm walks happening on Sunday’s in July. Please see the full statement issued below.
LEAF Open Farm Sunday (LOFS) will still be going ahead as planned with smaller scale, socially distanced farm walks and talks, following local restrictions.
Outdoor events are low risk regarding Covid transmission. In England, the current Covid restrictions do not impact outdoor agricultural and horticultural events where space allows social distancing to be adhered to and attendance is limited to 4,000 people (as outlined in step 2 of the roadmap). In Scotland there is a tiered system in operation with events capped at 250 people. In Wales, guided farm tours can take place so long as social distancing can be maintained. Host farmers will be taking all reasonable measures to minimise the risk of exposure to and spread of Coronavirus, including social distancing and limiting attendance.
Farms opening for LOFS will be offering visitors a variety of on-farm experiences from guided walks and farm tours to machinery displays and picnics on the farm. We will continue to monitor Covid information from Governments and support both our host farmers and visitors so that everyone has a safe and enjoyable day. Ultimately, we are so pleased that we can bring the public out onto farms this summer, to find out more about the agricultural industry first-hand, enjoy the health and wellbeing benefits of being outdoors and to give visitors a memorable experience.
We hope that everyone will take the opportunity on 27th June, to celebrate all that British farmers deliver and enjoy a feast of British food and drink.
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