Farm visits

Cases of intestinal illness associated with contact with animals peak in spring and summer.

This coincides with school holidays when visits to petting farms are popular.

You should take extreme precautions when dealing with petting animals especially where children are involved.

If you are responsible for a business premises and are planning an open day you should let our Public Health and Licensing Group know, contact details are listed below.

We can give advice and information to reduce the risk of an outbreak.

Useful links:

Health and Safety Executive: Zoonoses

Zoonotic diseases: guidance, data and analysis

How to reduce the risk of infection during farm visits

Industry code of practice on preventing or controlling ill health from animal contact visitor attractions

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