Many plot holders have contacted us querying whether they can go up to their plot while on lockdown. In short, yes visiting your plot can count as your daily exercise session as recommended by the government.
Of course you need to continue to keep the social distancing rules of 2 meters and keep up with the increased hygiene measures. Use hand sanitizer when you’re able to, and the water on-site is switched on, and although it’s cold water, used with anti-bacterial hand wash will allow you to keep yourself as protected as possible.
The on-site toilet will be closed until further notice, as are any communal facilities like the shop.
If you are waiting to let a plot, then you’ve not been forgotten, but for obvious reasons, no plot letting will happen on the site until further notice and the council won’t accept any new applications to let a plot. But those already on the waiting list, your position will be held until we pick up our normal letting duties sometime in the future.
The National Allotment Society has provided some brilliant, detailed guidance here.
Please keep safe, and please adhere to the rules, as the last thing we want during times like this is for access to the allotments to be taken away from us.