IMPORTANT ANNONCEMENT- CORONAIVIRUS CONTROL MEASURES
UPDATE - 25.03.20
Louth Livestock Market - Coronavirus (Covid-19)
We are closely monitoring the government announcements and are adhering to the advice of the Livestock Auctioneers Association with a view to future sales to be held at Louth Livestock Market.
We can confirm that this week we have postponed the sale of all cattle until next week at the earliest but the sale of prime and cull sheep will carry on as normal on the following basis:
• VENDORS - are asked to drop their stock off, offer instruction to the auctioneers and leave the market site
• BUYERS- will be able to attend market and adhere to government guidance on social distancing and hand washing.
We ask that all vendors drop their stock off at market and leave instructions with the auctioneer (from a safe distance). We understand not all vendors will be happy to do this but we have NO CHOICE but to operate in this manner.
Please note that the auction will be live streamed on the markets Facebook page
Buyers attending the market are asked to maintain the required two meter distance from market staff and other vendors, regularly use the hand sanitising and washing facilities in market and be mindful of all government advice on social distancing.
All paperwork will be sent to you by first class post, thereby reaching you in a time efficient manner. If you choose to supply your email address to market, we can email statements and related documentation on the day. Please send details of your trading name and relevant email to firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can update your details.
Please be assured that we are putting plans in place to be able to hold our forthcoming SPRING SPECIAL STORE CATTLE SALES starting on the 9th of April.
We currently expect to be able to run a compliant public cattle auction using livestreaming technology and telephone bidding for those buyers who can’t attend from next week. A further contingency plan is also in place to enable our vendors to sell their stock at market tested prices via Louth Livestock Market in the event of further public health restrictions being put in place. We are working hard to ensure we can be of service to all our clients at this difficult time for everyone and thank you for much valued custom.
Please note we are required to avoid any unnecessary interaction and we would ask that you do NOT attend the market unless you are dropping off stock and only purchasers will be welcome to remain at Market.
In addition, we would advise that anyone who is considered to be in the at-risk category i.e. the elderly (anyone over 70 years old) and anyone with a pre-existing underlying health condition does not attend the market. This is government legislation and we are obliged to follow instruction.
We request that anyone showing any of the symptoms such as fever, shortness of breath or a dry cough do not attend the market nor does anyone who has visited a high-risk area abroad or in the past 14 days has come into contact with a positive Coronavirus case.
If you attend market, you do so at your own risk. We would expect strict adherence to the hand washing and sanitising guidelines.
Livestock Auctioneers Association Guidance
• wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
• always wash your hands when you get home or into work
• use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
• cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
• put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards
• try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell
• do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean
The safety of our customers and staff is extremely important and we will take all necessary precautions to protect all of those attending the market.
Louth Livestock Market
London Road, Louth
Holding Number: 24/702/8114
Masons Chartered Surveyors,
t. 01507 350500
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