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Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance for allotment users

To help make sure that sites can remain open and users are safe, the National Allotments Society suggest that allotment holders:

  • Keep hand sanitiser in their shed and wash their hands regularly
  • Use hand sanitiser before opening and closing any gate locked
  • Observe social distancing (2 to 3 metres) - see government advice on keeping a safe distance
  • 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 but 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 10 days or until symptoms have passed

More information and guidance is available at The National Allotment Society: Covid 19 Emergency Measures

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