COVID 19 Alert Level Very High; Allotment site access update
Dear allotment holders,
From midnight 14th October the Liverpool City Region was placed in the Local COVID Alert level of; Very High. As a result the following rules regarding access to allotment sites come into effect.
These rules are as follows;
• Only the allotment holder and members of their household and support bubble are allowed onto an allotment holders plot. This must be no more than six people in total inclusive of adults and children.
• No one else should access any other allotment holders plot unless part of their support bubble.
A support bubble is defined as follows;
A support bubble is a close support network between a household with only one adult in the home (known as a single-adult household) and one other household of any size.
Once you’re in a support bubble, you can think of yourself as being in a single household with people from the other household. It means you can have close contact with that household as if they were members of your own household.
Once you make a support bubble, you should not change who is in your bubble.
You should not have multiple bubbles.
This notice is an amendment of the notice issued 20th September 2020. All additional measures and guidance should continue to be followed.
• Anyone who shows any COVID 19 symptoms must follow government guidance and self-isolate with all members of their household for 14 days.
• Crucially, stay at home if you have symptoms and get tested.
• You can book a free test from the NHS website nhs.uk/coronavirus or call a new dedicated phone number 119, it’s really quick and easy to do,
In addition to the points above allotment holders should also continue to follow COVID 19 measures of washing or sanitising hands regularly. This is important when touching surfaces others may have been in contact with such as on site taps and site access padlocks.
The Committees-in-Charge at your allotment site may also have introduced additional control measures such as closing toilets or limited access to stores. We would urge you all to adhere to any measures taken.
We appreciate the current situation is frustrating for everyone but it is vital all allotment holders are sensible and follow the instructions issued which are for the benefit and welfare of everybody, whilst also keeping infection rates in the Liverpool City Region as low as possible.
For further reading and information about how Covid 19 is affecting allotment sites nationwide please visit the National Allotment Society website.
For further information about local restrictions in general please visit; www.liverpol.gov.uk
Take care and stay safe.
Parks Development Officer.
Streetscene Parks and Greenspaces.