For Your Safety
Health & Hygiene
Visiting Countryside Live is an enjoyable and educational experience. However, such visits can never be free from all risks. Farm animals naturally carry a range of microorganisms, some of which may be harmful to people even when the animals appear clean and healthy. Microorganisms such as E. coli O157 is a particular health risk, especially for young children, expectant mothers and the elderly.
Touching animals, consuming contaminated food or drink and contact with dirty surfaces may lead to infection if the microorganism is accidently passed to the stomach? Washing hands thoroughly with soap and water immediately after contact with animals will reduce the risk of infection. Hand gels or wipes are not a substitute for washing hands with running water.
There are a number of permanent toilet blocks with washing facilities on the Showground and their locations are clearly indicated on the Showground map.
Always wash your hands thoroughly with soap and warm water
Animals have feelings too – Please respect them!