Much-loved animal farm in Sheffield closes due to coronavirus pandemic

A much loved animal farm in Sheffield has closed due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Wednesday, 18th March 2020, 1:32 pm
Updated Wednesday, 18th March 2020, 7:17 pm

Those who run the animal farm in Graves Park, which is free of charge to visitors and owned by Sheffield Council, said the decision to close was made after the government called for ‘social distancing’ to try to reduce the spread of Covid-19, which has already claimed over 70 lives in the UK.

A statement on the farm’s Facebook page reads: “Based on the latest government guidance on COVID 19 around social distancing, Graves Park Animal Farm will be closed until further notice.

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Graves Park animal farm has closed due to the coronavirus outbreak

“We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause and would like to reassure everybody that our animals are still being well looked after and cared for during this difficult time.

“This is purely a precautionary measure to ensure we can reduce the risk to our staff and visitors.”

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