Following the directives from the Government on Monday 23rd March, we have contacted the local authority and they have sent us the information below regarding the opening and management of Allotments during this period of ‘lockdown’.
It is ok for members to attend to their plots but they must observe the social interaction rules that have been set down by the Government, ie no groups of more than two people and keep a safe (2 metres) distant between you and anybody you meet or pass on the site. The specific rules for plot holders is no more than two people per plot and do NOT take or arrange to meet any friends/family on site or on your plot. We would also remind you about sanitisation and being diligent with cleanliness when arriving or leaving the site. We will be closing the toilets and removing the forks that are available for loading compost. The wheelbarrows will still be there for members to use, but you should be aware of the risks and you should wipe the handles before and after use and wear gloves where possible. If you feel at all unwell, please do not enter the site at all, even if you think you will be the only person there. Observe the rule ‘Stay at home – protect the NHS – Save Lives’