COVID-19 at Court Bank Farm DIY Livery Yard

COVID-19 at Court Bank Farm DIY Livery Yard 

In light of the most recent Government guidance, we have made the decision to put out this statement.

 

Firstly thank you for your continued loyalty and support, even during these uncertain times. Our thoughts go out to all of you who have been affected by this unprecedented situation.

 

The aim for our yard is to find a way so that we can continue to run our yard responsibly and safely.

 

We currently have two of our Liveries in self isolation, but neither are confirmed cases of COVID-19.

 

COVID-19 continues to present a significant and evolving challenge to the entire world.

The situation is enormously complex and fast moving, and we believe that taking decisive action is part of the collective national effort to help contain the coronavirus.

Outdoor space and fresh air are imperative to everyone’s wellbeing, and here at Court Bank Farm we have enough facilities to suit all of our Liveries.

Please help us in this endeavour by not coming to the yard if you or someone you have been in close contact with feels unwell with any of the symptoms of Covid-19. i.e. a cough, a fever or breathing difficulties

Make sure you have your buddies sorted if you cannot get to the yard.

Please do not come to the yard if you are in one of the higher risk groups i.e. over 70, pregnant or have underlying health concerns.

We have a series of bullet points – more will follow –

Please wash your hands on arrival at the yard and when you get back in your car to depart.

We would appreciate it if you could bring your own facilities in your own car to do this – ie towels/gels/wipes/cloths etc.

Social distancing guidelines are currently that people keep 2m apart. Please keep this in mind at all times.

Kelly and Andrea will are no longer on clean up duties, morally we could not encourage them to be on the yard any longer than was necessary.

We therefore need ALL liveries to clean up their own mess and please push up the muck as much as you can to reduce Daniels workload.

Please make a special effort around the common rooms and toilets to keep them clean – morally I cannot pay someone to clean them.

Please can you try not to bring unnecessary people on to the yard, ie friends – if you are on your way somewhere ask them to stop in your car whilst you tend to your horse

We need to minimise the risk of needing an ambulance on the yard, we do not want court bank farm to put pressure on the NHS and we do not want our Liveries in a hospital full of Corona patients.

Don’t touch each other’s equipment if you can help it. If you do then make sure you wash your hands before and after.

Don’t lean on each other’s stable doors etc.

Be careful passing each other cash etc.

 

The following is endless but these areas are some of the places where we deem to be high risk areas where cross contamination can occur

Galvanised handrail by menage

All gates

Menage equipment

Barrows

Scoops and rakes etc

Entrance gate keypad

Common rooms

Feed stores

Tack rooms

Rug racks

Duck feed bin

Hoof pick by menage

Hosepipes

Yard brooms

 

Dan will help with farm maintenance and muck moving

We will try our best on tidy up etc

If you think of more let me know and I will add to the list.

Court Bank Yard can you all spread out your Hay pallets to give yourselves some personal space.

Hayfield Hill Stables, move your barrows/tools behind your own building and space your hay pallets out from the hose pipe all the way up to building 6 to give yourselves more personal space.

Please note this advice could change daily due to government rulings and we will keep you regularly updated to keep you all informed.

Thank you for your cooperation and support as we all face these unusual and uncertain times.

 

Stay well everyone

Andy and Viv