In the current health emergency, don’t forget you can still have fresh air and exercise on your plot! Now is the time to start doing some springtime jobs and getting ready for the new season! The Allotments are currently still open and functioning, so I would encourage you to make a start, if you haven’t already done so. If you are healthy and keep a safe distance from other plotters, you are still acting within the Government’s guidelines. If you become ill or have to self isolate, don’t worry; just let a Committee member know and we will be able to help you out.
However, SPAA would like to draw your attention to the following important measures to be put in place from today at the Calico Field, based on the recommendations from the National Allotments Association ( www.nsalg.org.uk):
Firstly, any plot holder who has symptoms of Corona virus, or is self- isolating because a member of the household has symptoms of Corona virus, should not visit the site. It is important that any plot holders over 70 years and those with underlying health issues or pregnant women follow the guidance given by the Government.
If you are visiting the allotments,you should do the following:
- Use hand sanitiser before opening and closing any gate locks
- Keep hand sanitiser in your shed and wash your hands frequently
- Observe Social Distancing with each other, keeping 2-3 metres (6ft) apart
- Minimise the contact with others, for example, no hand shakes
- Do not wash your hands in water troughs
- Do not bring unauthorised individuals on site, including too many family members at one time.
- Do not share tools. Please use your own watering can in the Polytunnel.
- Wash your hands again when you get home.
The main health risk is our gate, bolts and padlock. Keep sanitiser in your car and use before touching the gate or opening the padlock.
I am aware that obtaining sanitiser is a problem so wear gloves if you cannot sanitise before opening the gate. There will be bowls for washing your hands and soap in the shed. Do this before and after opening the gate. You can also use the tap near the gate for washing. You could bring a flask of warm water and your own towel. Rinse the bowl and dispose of the water in a safe way. The bowls and padlocks will be disinfected regularly. These are extreme times so we all need to be extra careful and think of protecting ourselves and others. Thank you for your cooperation and keep safe and well
However, SPAA would like to draw your attention to the following important measures to be put in place from today at the Calico Field, based on the recommendations from the National Allotments Association (www.nsalg.org.uk)