Herefordshire Council continue to work with AS Green and Co in Mathon, to contain an outbreak of COVID-19 at the farm.

Three workers (one of whom tested positive) left the farm despite being asked to remain on site and isolate. All three of these individuals have been reached through the agency that secured their employment, and all have confirmed they are self-isolating.

Karen Wright, Director of Public Health for Herefordshire, said: 

“We continue to support the farm to advise their workers to remain on site during the period of isolation and stay within household groups, to reduce risk of spread within the workforce and into the wider community. Herefordshire Council is arranging food and essential supplies for residents on the site.  

“We’re aware that local residents are concerned about shopping trips made by farm workers, prior to positive cases being identified. The risk to the general public remains low. We encourage people to continue to wash your hands regularly, keep your distance and use face coverings to help protect yourself and others.

“Anyone who has a fever, persistent dry cough, or loss or change in their sense of taste or smell should call 119 or go online to arrange a test.”