July 17th update
See info on Easing of Lockdown Rules
June 5th update
Please LOCK GATES if you leave the site after 7.00pm.
May 28th update
April 9th update
Excellent Covid-19 advice from the National Association that answers most if not all of your questions.
March 30th update from EDAA committee
See BLOG tab for list of volunteers for closing gates in the evening.
See SHOP for details of shop orders to be available on Easter Sunday
March 27th update from EDAA committee
We have received a detailed email from a plot holder about why gates should be left open during the daytime - click for details -
The committee has decided to change its advice to plot holders who should now leave gates open during the day; last one out should close the gates. Please read the article linked above.
March 23rd update from NSALG
March 23rd update from EDAA committee
We have access to our plots but BBQs are banned
There are three important documents, posted here on 21st March 2020
N.B. Changes to the guidance that follows is posted in updates above.
EDAA EMERGENCY RULES DURING COVID 19 PANDEMIC
These are exceptional and unprecedented times and the cooperation with this is a contribution to our way of getting through this and out the other side in one piece we hope. Many thanks for your help and support in these trying times.
THESE RULES APPLY TO ALL PLOTHOLDERS AND PEOPLE SUPPORTING PLOTHOLDERS WITH WORK ON THEIR ALLOTMENT.
THESE ARE BASED ON THE EMERGENCY MEASURES RECOMMENDED BY NSALG OUR GOVERNING BODY, IN LINE WITH GOVERNMENT GUIDANCE AND ARE TO BE IMPLEMENTED WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT.
IN VIEW OF RISK TO OTHERS ANY SERIOUS BREACHES IDENTIFIED WILL BE TAKEN EQUALLY SERIOUSLY AND COULD LEAD TO IMMEDIATE TERMINATION OF TENANCY TO PROTECT OTHER PLOTHOLDERS AS IT PRESENTS A PUBLIC HEALTH RISK.
THESE RULES ARE DESIGNED TO SUPPORT THE GOVERNMENTS EFFORTS TO SLOW THE SPREAD OF THIS FREQUENTLY FATAL DISEASE IN AT RISK POPULATIONS AND REDUCE PRESSURES ON THE NHS AND ITS STAFF, KEEPING PROTECTED WORKERS IN WORK AND REDUCING FEAR AND RISK OF WORKING ON YOUR SITE WHEN IT WILL AND SHOULD BE A PLACE OF SAFETY, SANCTUARY AND WELLBEING.
1. Gates must be kept locked at all times to protect unauthorised entry and to provide improved barriers to entry and discourage casual theft and vandalism due to changes imposed by government.
2. Any plot-holder who is self isolating because a household member is ill with corona-virus should not be visiting the site.
3. If you display any symptoms of coronavirus you stay at home and self-isolate for at least 14 days or until symptoms have passed and do not attend the allotment.
4. Those in at risk groups should keep and expect others to keep a social distance of 3 metres apart at all times. See separate sheet of high risk groups. It may be you.
5. There is to be no bodily contact with anyone else on the site at any time
6. Those not in high risk group need to keep 2 metres apart on allotment
7. If you bring a person onto the plot to assist you with it they should not be in a high risk group. You should inform a member of the committee using the allotment phone or website of your intention as no unauthorised persons will be permitted on site. See contact details below.
8. Do not wash hands or use detergents in the water tanks
9. All bonfires on sites are banned from March 29th 2020 for a period of 6 months and will then be reviewed.
Allotment telephone 07928578511 – please leave voicemail with clear name, plot site and number and issue if not answered. You will be called back as soon as reasonably possible. We will work to improve coverage of this.
Website www.exmouthallotments.co.uk – use ‘contact us' . Review noticeboards regularly and share important information relating to plots by social media or conversations adhering to social distancing.