Guidance for allotment plot holders during the Coronavirus pandemic

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 regularly

Use hand sanitiser before opening and closing any gate locks

DO NOT gather together for a chat even if you are 2 metres apart

Observe “Social Distancing” with each other 2-3 metres

If you take your children to the plot, ensure that they stay within its confines and do not run around on communal paths and spaces.

Do not share tools

Minimise the contact with each other for example no handshakes

Do not wash your hands in water troughs

We recommend that all communal facilities are closed

  • If you have livestock on the site and must visit twice a day, take a photograph on your phone of your livestock, based on what is happening in other countries you 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 you 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.
  • Any plot-holder who is self isolating because a household member is ill with corona-virus should not be visiting the site.