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UFU presidents’ roadshows to go ahead from Jan 10


Victor Chestnutt, president, UFU.

Victor Chestnutt, president, UFU.

Victor Chestnutt, president, UFU.

The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) presidents’ roadshows are set to go ahead as planned across Northern Ireland from Monday, January 10, with strict Covid-19 guidelines including social distancing in place.

Anyone with interest in attending the roadshows should register via www.ufuni.org/events/ufu-winter-roadshows as numbers will be limited.

“After much discussion, we have decided that the presidents’ roadshows that are planned for the coming weeks will take place physically, but the safety of our members and staff will be the priority at all times,” said Victor Chestnutt, president, UFU.

“Members who attend any of the roadshows will be required to wear face masks, hand sanitisers will be provided on site and two metres social distancing will be upheld throughout the event. The venue will also conduct their normal passport/vaccination card and lateral flow checks before entry.

“Regardless of vaccination status, we ask everyone to do a lateral flow test before attending the event. We also urge anyone who is displaying Covid-19 symptoms to please stay at home.

“It’s vital that we all do what we can to keep ourselves and each other safe, creating a safe environment that enables us to engage in vital discussions about key issues that will affect us all going forward including the future ag policy, TB and climate change.”

The dates and venues for the 2022 UFU winter roadshows are as follows, beginning at 8pm:

• Co Down - Monday, January 10 - Millbrook Lodge, Ballynahinch

• Co Derry/Londonderry - Wednesday, January 12 - Roe Park, Limavady

• Co Antrim - Monday, January 17 - Tullyglass Hotel, Ballymena

• Co Tyrone - Wednesday, January 19 - Silverbirch Hotel, Omagh

• Co Armagh - Monday, January 24 - Armagh City Hotel, Armagh

• Co Fermanagh - Wednesday, January 26 - Killyhevlin Hotel, Enniskillen