Allotments guidance in light of COVID-19
To assist in ensuring sites can remain open and users are safe, the National Allotments Society has produced guidance, in summary allotment holders should:
- Keep hand sanitiser in their shed and wash their hands regularly
- Use hand sanitiser before opening and closing any gate locked
- Observe “Social Distancing” with each other 2-3 metres
- Do not share tools
- Minimise the contact with each other for example no handshakes
- Do not wash their hands in water troughs
- Recommend that all communal facilities are closed
- If allotment holders have livestock on the site and must visit twice a day, then they should take a photograph on their phone of their livestock, based on what is happening in other countries they may eventually have to print off a government form to leave the house - if challenged it would be good to be able to show a photograph of where they are going.
- Plan ahead to ensure that you have food and medication delivered to you during this time
- Stay away from vulnerable individuals such as the elderly and those with underlying health conditions as much as possible
- If you display any symptoms of coronavirus stay at home and self-isolate for at least 14 days or until symptoms have passed.
Further advice from the Association can be found at the following link: https://www.nsalg.org.uk/news/covid19-information/
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