We really hope your visit to Boydells Dairy Farm is enjoyable and you love meeting and interacting with our animals. However, contact with animals carries a risk of infection, so we ask that you follow our health & safety guidelines to reduce the risk of ill health.
Farm animals carry a number of infections that can be harmful to people, for example, E.Coli and Cryptosporidium Ė many animals carry these infections even when they appear clean and healthy. The bacteria will be in the animalís droppings and may be on the animalís body, or on fences and surfaces in and around the farm. Touching animals, fences and other surfaces including the stream, could thus lead to infection, as you may pick up these bacteria and accidentally pass them to your mouth. It only takes a small number of bacteria to cause infection.
The best and simplest way to reduce the risk of infection is to wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water immediately after you have had contact with animals.
Hand Gels or wipes are not a substitute for washing your hands under running water.
BOYDELLS DAIRY FARMíS HEALTH & SAFETY GUIDELINES.
HAND GEL ALONE WILL NOT PROTECT YOU.