[25.03.20] FWAG SW Update: Government Guidance on Coronavirus Update on 25.03.2020 In line with current government guidance, please see the below for the latest on FWAG SW activities. Farm Visits In line with the updated government guidance, FWAG SW advisers will not be undertaking farm visits at this time. Advisers will be in touch with you if you have a farm visit arranged and we will see if we can assist in an different way. Advisers and admin staff are now, where possible, working from home – if you need to get in touch with your adviser for any reason then they will be contactable via email or mobile. If you need advice from us with regards to a new or ongoing application but do not have the contact details for your adviser, please call the office on 01823 660684 - Carolyn (Office Manager) is working from the office at this time, and can put you in touch with an adviser. The guidance above is in place until further notice. We understand that the news is fast changing, and we will constantly review this policy. The most up-to-date guidance from the government can be found by clicking here. Update on 17.03.2020 In light of Coronavirus we are keeping FWAG SW activities under constant review and in line with government guidance. EventsWe regret to inform you but at this time we have decided to postpone all FWAG SW organised membership meetings and other events until the end of April, at which time we will review our policy. In line with the government advice we believe that cancelling all non-essential group events is the most sensible option at this time.Farm visitsWhere you have a visit already arranged with one of our advisers on your farm, the adviser will contact you prior to your meeting to discuss how we can make other arrangements to complete the visit without meeting you face-to-face, and this can be followed up with a telephone call and/or an email. You will be asked to confirm that you or other people on the farm have not had exposure to Coronavirus in the past 14 days. We will follow the current government guidance and ensure that we keep social contact to a minimum on our visit.If you have a meeting arranged and are concerned about the visit, or concerned that you may have been exposed to Coronavirus, please get in touch with us and we will gladly arrange for your meeting to take place at a later date.Countryside Stewardship advice and applicationsAt this stage we believe we can deliver advice on applying for Countryside Stewardship, or make applications on your behalf, through a combination of visiting your farm, with your permission but without you being at the meeting and by using telephone and email to communicate with you about your application.The guidance above is in place until further notice. We understand that the news is fast changing, and we will constantly review this policy.