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You may be wondering if you have to wear a Face Mask or Face-Covering at Farmer Palmer’s?

We adhere to the current government guidelines. We appreciate these are constantly changing but will try to communicate our current position as best as possible, please check the Government website for the latest information.

We recommend wearing face coverings in indoor areas where social distancing may be difficult and where you will come into contact with people you do not normally meet.

When to wear a face covering (taken from

There are some places where you must wear a face covering by law, unless you are exempt or have a reasonable excuse.

In England you must wear a face covering in the following indoor settings (examples are given in brackets):

  • public transport (aeroplanes, trains, trams, and buses)
  • taxis and private hire vehicles
  • transport hubs (airports, rail and tram stations, and terminals, maritime ports and terminals, bus and coach stations and terminals)
  • shops and supermarkets (places which offer goods or services for retail sale or hire)
  • shopping centres (malls and indoor markets)
  • auction houses
  • premises providing hospitality (bars, pubs, restaurants, cafes), except when seated at a table to eat or drink (see exemptions)
  • post offices, banks, building societies, high-street solicitors and accountants, credit unions, short-term loan providers, savings clubs and money service businesses
  • estate and lettings agents
  • theatres
  • premises providing personal care and beauty treatments (hair salons, barbers, nail salons, massage centres, tattoo and piercing parlours)
  • premises providing veterinary services
  • visitor attractions and entertainment venues (museums, galleries, cinemas, theatres, concert halls, cultural and heritage sites, aquariums, indoor zoos and visitor farms, bingo halls, amusement arcades, adventure activity centres, indoor sports stadiums, funfairs, theme parks, casinos, skating rinks, bowling alleys, indoor play areas including soft-play areas)
  • libraries and public reading rooms
  • places of worship
  • funeral service providers (funeral homes, crematoria and burial ground chapels)
  • community centres, youth centres and social clubs
  • exhibition halls and conference centres
  • public areas in hotels and hostels
  • storage and distribution facilities

You are expected to wear a face covering before entering any of these settings and must keep it on until you leave unless there is a reasonable excuse for removing it.

Unlisted Areas

You should also wear a face covering in indoor places not listed here where social distancing may be difficult and where you will come into contact with people you do not normally meet.

Face Mask or Face Covering at Farmer Palmers

Evidence suggests that wearing a face-covering does not protect you. However, if you are infected but have not yet developed symptoms, it may provide some protection for others you come into close contact with.

We will have the appropriate information, signage, and opportunity for you to buy a mask at the farm park.

Please remember; “Children under 11 and those with certain disabilities will be exempt from wearing one”, solving a big problem for many parents.

Will there be Face Masks to buy in the Shop?

Yes. We will have some to purchase on the way in and on the way out if you choose to do some much-needed retail therapy for the little ones.

Is there another Exit for the Farm Park?

Yes. Both entrance doors will be open as exit doors at the end of the day – you are welcome to use either.

Face Coverings and Social Distancing

Face coverings do not replace social distancing.

It is important to use face coverings properly and wash/sanitise your hands before putting them on and taking them off.

Read the full article on “Covid 19 Coronavirus Restrictions – What you can and cannot do” on the Government Website

If you’ve got your face covering packed and you’re ready to come and visit us, here’s the link to book your tickets – we look forward to welcoming you!

“Do I have to wear a face mask or face-covering at Farmer Palmer’s?” Published by Emma July 2020

Last updated 23.06.2021

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