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Coronavirus - Allotments
Covid 19 Emergency Measures
The Council would like to thank all those allotment holders who are helping those currently unable to attend their allotments by doing some watering and weeding where required.
Following the instructions around movement and gatherings from the Prime Minister on 23 March 2020, we are consulting with central government but as we understand the situation at the moment it is still permitted to visit your plot, ideally on your own to take daily exercise. It is vitally important that you follow all the advice about social distancing and hygiene in the points below and not gather together on site.
Any plot-holder who is self isolating because a household member is ill with coronavirus should not be visiting the site.
Anyone attending the allotment should take care to stay the appropriate distance from others, avoid body contact and use hand sanitiser, do not wash hands or use detergents in the water tanks and please pay attention to any notices.
It is essential that no un-authorised people are allowed onto the plots for the duration of this emergency, if you do wish to bring someone to assist with work on the plot, please ensure that that this is notified to the Parish Council Office.
Careful consideration should be given to introducing anyone over 70, those with underlying illness or pregnant women.
We are living through a crisis, the likes of which none of us has experienced before, not since war time has the community spirit that exists on allotment sites been more important. Please remember to look out for one another during these very difficult times.
Members should take the following precautionary measures :
- Keep hand sanitiser in your shed and wash your hands
- Use hand sanitiser before opening and closing any gate
- DO NOT gather together for a chat even if you are 2 metres
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- Observe "Social Distancing" with each other a minimum of
- Do not share tools
- Minimise the contact with each other for example no
- Do not wash your hands or tools in water troughs
- If you display any symptoms of coronavirus stay at home and self-isolate for at least 14 days or until symptoms have passed.
It is important that any plot-holders over 70 years and those with underlying health issues follow the guidance and information issued by the government.
We must all consider vulnerable families, friends and fellow plot-holders and give assistance where needed.
The above information updated 31/03/20