In line with current government guidance, please see the below for the latest on FWAG SW activities during the pandemic.

Our farm advisers are still working and we can continue to provide the large majority of our services but with some changes in the way that we communicate and meet with you, so that we can keep you, your families and our workers safe.

Our farm advisers can meet with you on your farm, in outdoor settings only and in farm buildings with at least one open side. For your safety, and that of our advisers we ask that you do not invite them in to farm offices or your home. If you are concerned about meeting with a farm adviser, please see our Farm Visit Risk Assessment and talk through any concerns with your adviser before the meeting.

We aim to run as many group events as we can online, but where group events do take place in person we ask that you adhere to our social distancing measures that will be communicated to you before and at the event itself. We will keep a register of all those that attend a group meeting and you will be asked to provide contact details in case we need to pass these to NHS Track and Trace. All events will have a separate risk assessment that will be available for you to read at the event, if you wish.

Most of our workforce are currently working from home, but we do strive to maintain office cover Mon-Fri, 9am – 5pm and our telephone lines are being manned during normal office hours, sometimes remotely. If you want to speak to an adviser, you can contact them via their usual mobile number or their email address, or contact us at the main office on 01823 660684 and we can put you in touch. Please be patient if we do not get back to you immediately.  Our team will strive to offer as normal a service as we can during the coronavirus emergency, so please do make contact if there is anything we can do to help you.

This guidance is in place until further notice. We understand that the news is fast changing, and we will constantly review our policies according to government guidance. The most up-to-date guidance from the government can be found by clicking here.