In March, RPW suspended physical farm inspections and introduced an alternative process whereby farmers submitted geo-tagged photographs of completed work alongside documentary evidence.
As restrictions are beginning to be lifted, RPW are now resuming physical farm visits in-line with suitable Covid-19 risk assessments. These visits will be land based and can mostly be carried out without the farmer being present. RPW will ask farmers to submit electronic copies of their records wherever possible and will follow social distancing and hygiene guidelines when hard copies must be checked.
Farmers can submit written notification of any Force Majeure / Exceptional Circumstances event preventing compliance within 15 days of it occurring via RPW Online.