Covid Update

The latest update from the National Allotment Society (NAS) can be found here at https://www.nsalg.org.uk/news/covid19-information/Communal facilities. Communal rooms should remain closed.

The guidance is is line with the UK goverment roadmap.

The National Allotment Society is working to support plot-holders and associations so that they can continue to work their plots and manage sites in a safe and secure manner during the pandemic.

We are all living through a crisis, the likes of which the country has not experienced since war time. The community spirit that exists on allotment sites is now vitally important.

Please remember to look out for one another during these very difficult times. This is a constantly changing situation and we will review this page on a regular basis.

Please remember to carry on using social distancing and taking hygiene precautions when visiting the site and touching communal surfaces. Plot-holders over 70 years of age, regardless of general health are particularly vulnerable. It may feel safe on an allotment site but there are still risks.

If you break the rules The police can take action against you if you meet in large groups. This includes breaking up illegal gatherings and issuing fines (fixed penalty notices).

You can be given a Fixed Penalty Notice of £200 for the first offence, doubling for further offences up to a maximum of £6,400. If you hold, or are involved in holding, an illegal gathering of over 30 people, the police can issue fines of £10,000.

Communal facilities. Communal rooms should remain closed.

Communal activities after 29 March it is permitted for up to 6 people or 2 households to gather together outdoors. However, those not in the same household should still practice social distancing.

Remember HANDS: FACE: SPACE Use gloves when opening the gate or using the IBC taps for example.

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