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CORONA VIRUS UPDATE

Welcome to the Brook Farm Allotment website - Covid-19 Update

Speaking on the Today Programme, Radio 4, on Tuesday, 24 March, Michael Gove, Lord Chancellor, clarified the position of allotment holders during the current Corona Virus lock-down period. He said that people are allowed to run, walk or go to an allotment and work on it, but social activities such as golf are not allowed.

Dr and broadcaster, Amir Khan, added that ‘It’s still perfectly safe (and recommended) that you go out into your gardens and allotments for both the health of your mind and body.’ However it is important to observe strict distancing rules while on the allotment and travelling to and from the allotment.

These guidelines will help:
• Wash or sanitise your hands thoroughly before and after drinking or eating and when you get home.
• Avoid public transport if possible. Instead walk, run, cycle either on your own or with one other member of your household.
• It is not allowed to pick up anyone on the way by car. If you meet someone you know – keep the safe distance apart (minimum 2, preferably 4 metres).
• Wash or sanitise your hands after using the allotment gate: wipe down the latch if you can.
• Do not work on your plot in groups of more than two. If you share a plot with someone from a different household then you must keep to the safe distance, and ideally work out a timetable so that you visit the plot separately.
• If you meet another member you must keep the safe distance. Don’t share a cups of tea or coffee or share tools.
• The allotment Trading Hut will be opened for limited periods but may be closed without warning. You must not go inside. Orders must be called out and will be placed in a safe position for you to pick up.

KEEP SAFE - 2 METRES DISTANCE AT ALL TIMES

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