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Farm Vet Services at Level 2 & 3

February 15, 2021

COVID 19 update for farmers

Here we go again but with some experience under our belts as to how the various levels work. We have taken on board the feedback we received from the previous level changes in 2020 and hope this will ensure this period goes smoothly for you and your farm, no matter how long it lasts.

Below is information, relevant to those in both level 2 & 3. If you are a level 2 client who uses a clinic in Level 3, please call your normal clinic and we will make a plan as to how we will get supplies to you. Our vets have dispensation to move between the borders to attend to animal health matters including vaccination and pregnancy testing so veterinary care will remain consistent.

LEVEL 3

We can provide a full range of veterinary services at Level 3 by following these actions:

  • Keeping a 2-metre distance from you and your staff while on-farm.
  • If you have flu-like symptoms or are in self-isolation, please let us know in advance of the visit, so we can plan accordingly.
  • For most calls, one vet will attend unless doing work that requires additional hands (such as teat sealing). Our Farm Vets & Techs have a range of PPE (masks, gloves and face shields) available for both our vets and for you to wear where appropriate. This will be the case when working less than 1-metre space for more than a few seconds.
  • We would prefer to just have one farm worker present. If others are there, they should be >2m away. They will be included in the contact tracing log.
  • Prescription consultations and other meetings will now only be able to do by phone or video link.
  • Phone or even better email your orders to us. We can have it ready for contactless collection when you arrive, or we may be able to arrange drop-offs for you.

LEVEL 2:

We can provide a full range of veterinary services at Level 2 by following these actions:

  • We will be keeping a 1-metre distance from you and your staff while on-farm.
  • If you have flu-like symptoms or are in self-isolation, please let us know in advance of the visit. We may be able to arrange contactless delivery of your product.
  • Our Farm Vets & Techs have a range of PPE (masks, gloves and face shields) available for both our vets and for you to wear where appropriate. This will be the case when working less than 1-metre space for more than a few seconds.
  • For most calls, we would prefer to just have one farm worker present. If others are there, they should be >2m away. They will be included in the contact tracing log.
  • We can still do Prescription consultations and other meetings on your farm so long as we maintain 1-metre distancing. We can also do via phone or video link if you prefer.
  • You are still welcome to come into our clinics. Please scan the QR code when you arrive. We will be using hand sanitising, sneeze guards at the customer service desk and regular sanitising of all surfaces including EFTPOS machines and counters. Also, we can only allow a limited number of people into the clinic at a time so if you are in a hurry please phone or even better email your order to us. We can have it ready for collection when you arrive or we may be able to arrange drop-offs for you.

Stay safe out there.

Regards

The team at Franklin Vets