The IFA is part of the Government’s Covid-19 Stakeholder Forum, which gives regular updates on the impact of the coronavirus.
We are guided by the advice from the public health authorities. Details are available on www.hse.ie
In keeping with that advice, our meetings are currently proceeding as scheduled, taking on board the relevant HSE advice.
Like all families, farm families are very concerned about the virus. There is an additional concern about the potential impact the virus would have at farm level should a farmer be missing from the farm for any period due to illness.
It is extremely important that appropriate measures are put in place, and adhered to, but it is important that measures are proportionate and are based on advice from health professionals.