This page was last updated 22 June 2021


This page provides information about how RABI is operating with the current restrictions placed on the charity by the COVID-19 pandemic and provides information about our operations, services and care homes.

This guidance is reviewed and updated shortly after each of the government roadmap updates. The next government update is currently scheduled for 19 July 2021.

As far as possible, all our services and activities are continuing, albeit with appropriate measures and risk assessments, being taken to ensure our service users, our staff team, volunteers and supporters are protected.

If you have a question about the charity’s response to COVID-19, please email

Services for farming people in need

RABI continue to ensure that the farming people we support can continue to access any assistance they need from us during these difficult times. 

If you are involved in farming and require support, including being affected by Covid-19, please contact our freephone helpline 0808 281 9490 or email

All RABI’s Welfare Officers are able to complete a home visit providing the visit follows an approved Covid-19 risk assessment.  Welfare Officers are also available for phone and video calls for existing and new service users

Residential Homes

RABI operates two residential homes, Beaufort House and Manson House. We are applying best practice in all of our Covid-19 measures at the homes including the use of PPE equipment to help safeguard both residents and staff.

RABI can now facilitate indoor visits for up to five named visitors per resident in line with current government guidance.  A maximum of two visitors will be able to visit at any one time or on any given day. 

Please contact the Home Manager if you would like to arrange a visit or wish to better understand our approach and the measures being taken to keep everyone safe.  

Volunteers, fundraising events and regional meetings

In accordance with current government guidance, in England meetings for up to 6 people can be held indoors and up to 30 people outdoors. In Wales meetings for up to 30 people can be held indoors and up to 50 people outdoors.

County Committees are able to organise and arrange fundraising events provided the events comply with the government guidelines.  A risk assessment will need to be completed and approved prior to all events occurring.  

County Committee meetings in England can now be held indoors for up to 6 people or outdoors for up to 30 people.  In Wales meetings can be held for up to 30 people indoors and outdoors up to 50 people. Meetings must meet all government guidance and a Covid-19 risk assessment will need to be completed and approved. 

Providing restriction easing continues as currently indicated by the government roadmap, RABI volunteers will be able to attend shows taking place subsequent to the lifting of all current Covid restrictions.  The current date provided by government is that these restrictions may lift on 19 July 2021.

Attendance at shows will have to meet all government guidance and the show’s individual requirements.  A risk assessment, including Covid-19 mitigations will need to be completed and approved prior to attendance. 

Details of further guidance and support on meetings, events and shows can be obtained from RABI Regional Managers on request.