Information for allotment holders on coronavirus (COVID-19)
Last updated: 31 March 2021 at 5pm
Although the situation still remains far from normal, allotments have remained open throughout the pandemic and we continue to carefully re-let vacant plots on a site by site basis (subject to no further restrictions) and this is an on-going process that will take time. Tenants are currently not being penalised if their plot becomes overgrown due to Covid-19, therefore, it is inevitable that some allotments have and will become neglected during this unprecedented time. This situation will change once the government lockdown restrictions are fully lifted on 21 June 2021 (subject to no changes).
We all need to be very cautious and careful going forward. As re-letting takes place, there will be a back-log. This will take time so your support, patience and understanding will be much appreciated’
It is vitally important that you follow all the advice about social distancing and hygiene and not gather in groups on site.
Any plot-holder who is self-isolating because a household member is exhibiting symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) should not visit the site.
It is important that anyone attending the allotment takes care to stay at least two metres away from others, avoid body contact and wash their hands at taps where available / use hand sanitiser. Please do not wash hands or use detergents in the water tanks.
It is essential that no unauthorised people are allowed onto the plots for the duration of this pandemic. If you do wish to bring someone to assist you, please ensure that advance notice is given to your site representative or the council's Specialist Services Officer. Careful consideration should be given to anyone over 70, those with underlying illnesses and pregnant women.
Allotment holders should take the following precautionary measures:
- Keep hand sanitiser at your plot, carry a face mask for use when required and wash your hands regularly.
- Use hand sanitiser before opening and closing any gate locks.
- Observe social distancing, keeping at least 2 metres away from others.
- Do not share tools.
- Keep the communal toilets clean.