The global crisis around COVID-19 has led to many unprecedented events, most recently the closure of all our schools and crèches. Although many people will be able to work remotely, others must continue to attend their place of work. Childcare has therefore become an additional challenge for many families. While many businesses may be closed down, farmyards remain very much open and fully operational, with lambing and calving in full swing.

Alma Jordan, founder of the farm safety educational platform AgriKids, said: “Farming involves some high-risk activities and keeping our children safe and not exposing them to these risks is every bit as important as keeping them safe from COVID-19.”