Agricultural contractors can continue to work on farms “without restrictions”, despite tighter Covid-19 restrictions.
The Department of Agriculture, Food & the Marine provided confirmation to the FCI in relation to the matter, tonight (Friday, March 27).
In a brief statement on social media, the FCI said: “Please follow HSE advice on personal safety, (already emailed to all FCI farm and forestry contractors today in factsheet no6) with more updates to come as things evolve.”
“The Dept of Agriculture, Food & the Marine included farm contractors on the list of essential services to the Taoiseach’s office & the HSE, earlier this week at the request of FCI.”
“Stay working & stay safe, unless told otherwise – we will keep you updated.” the statement concluded.