Following yesterday evening’s announcement by the Prime Minister of modifications to the restrictions to combat the spread of the Coronavirus, the FRC has engaged further with Government in respect of the delivery of Farriery services (trimming and shoeing) to equines. The direction and guidance accords with the key questions and tests applied by the Scottish Government and the Welsh Government.
It is agreed that the FRC interpretation of the Government’s updated guidance is that Registered Farriers may provide Farriery services to equines by arrangement with equine owners, and with the following provisos:
Equine owners and farriers are asked to note that this updated advice is interim and may need to be adjusted in future in light of events relating to the Coronavirus pandemic. Please regularly check back to the FRC website and the Covid-19 page on gov.uk at https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
Latest Government Guidance on Covid-19 guidance and support, as at 11 May 2020, may be found at Latest Government Guidance
The Government’s roadmap for how and when the UK will adjust its response to the COVID-19 crisis, published today, 11 May 2020, by The Cabinet Office may be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/our-plan-to-rebuild-the-uk-governments-covid-19-recovery-strategy
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