Information for allotment holders on coronavirus (COVID-19)

Last updated: 15 September 2020 at 14.30pm

Allotments remain open and we plan to commence issuing new tenancies in October with safe systems in place for the issuing of keys (subject to no further restrictions).

We all need to be very cautious and careful going forward. When re-letting does start to take place, there will be a back-log and it is proposed to commence re-letting on a site by site basis. 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.

Tenants who are unable to visit their allotment during the pandemic will not be penalised if their plot becomes overgrown or uncultivated.

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.

Visit our dedicated coronavirus (COVID-19) webpage for more information and service updates.

Contact us

  • Contact us online
  • 01256 844844
  • Civic Offices
    London Road
    RG21 4AH
  • Opening hours
    Monday to Thursday
    8.30am to 5pm
    8.30am to 4.30pm
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