Associated Livestock Marts fully endorses the mandatory wearing of face coverings in our Marts
The Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine earlier today announced that the wearing of face coverings would now be mandatory in livestock marts.
Associated Livestock Marts secretary Mr Eric Driver was relieved to hear the announcement as many marts if not all have been strongly encouraging the wearing of face coverings. Mr Driver went on to say it is extremely important that we do all we can to continue to safe guard the lively hoods of our farmers and their health. The management and staff of each mart will continue to uphold all the regulation they have enforced in the past months and will review their SOP (Standard Operation Procedure) with immediate effect to reflect this announcement as we all adapt to dealing with the Covid 19 Pandemic.
It is imperative that we keep marts open, trading and keep the food chain supplied, this announcement is a reinforcement of the industries commitment to keep everyone safe, and we ask the farmers to continue to play their role by wearing face coverings when coming to mart. It is important to note that there are derogations made for those who cannot wear one for health reasons.