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Help us, help you – Mask up and physical distance

Aug 19, 2021 | Community, Covid, News

While we would normally be happy to work alongside you in the cowshed or the calf pens – right now, while we are in level 4 lockdown, we just can’t.
Please remember if Anexa staff are out on your farm we need you to:
⬅️ ➡️ Keep 2m away (that’s about 1 cow length or two calf lengths between us)
😷 Wear a mask, while we are there.
Our staff will be scanning your farm’s QR code, wearing masks and keeping our distance too.
Thanks for your understanding.
Why? The Delta strain of COVID-19 has been found in the NZ community. It is more than 2 times more contagious than the Alpha strain (…/2019…/variants/delta-variant.html), meaning more people become infected if exposed to the virus. People infected with the Delta strain also have significantly more viral particles in their airways, creating a bigger risk of infection to others, and they remain infectious for longer.
With the Delta variant, even fleeting contact with the virus could lead to others getting infected – as little as 5 to 10 seconds. In an indoor space where ventilation isn’t adequate, somebody with the infection could have come and gone, but the virus is still lingering in the air. So, if you walk through that area and breathe that air, you could get infected. In addition, droplets left on surfaces could also lead to infection.
The Delta strain also appears to be more virulent, that is, people become sicker with this variant then other variance.
Therefore, we need everyone to take utmost care to avoid being exposed to and becoming infected, with this extremely contagious virus.
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