Covid-19 Pandemic: EWAA Emergency Measures

The following changes come into effect immediately and will remain until further notice:

  1. Membership: New membership of the allotment association is now closed until further notice.  Our current waiting list will be recorded and retained and then processed when our membership reopens with the ending of the pandemic.  This is to protect the health of our membership officers.
  2. Shop: The shop will be closed until further notice to protect the health of our members and shop volunteers.  The EWAA committee will be exploring the possibility of setting up a virtual shop, subject to availability of stock and supply chains being able to fulfill orders.  If this moves forward, deliveries will be direct to plots.
  3. Social Distancing Rules – all separate households keeping at least 2 metres apart – will be strictly enforced on site.  Plot holders not observing these public health rules will receive a verbal and/or written warning from allotment officers and the committee.  A second report of such behaviour will result in the plot holder being asked to give up their plot without further notice.  Children are to remain with adult plot holders in the same household at all times.  Established helpers who are not named plot holders (or household members) that are not currently registered with the Membership Officer will need to notified to the EWAA in the next 7 days and will need to observe social distancing rules at all times.

These measures were agreed by an emergency committee meeting held on 24 March 2020.  They will be revised periodically by the EWAA committee according to any changes in advice from Public Health England and other government bodies.

Covid-19 Pandemic: EWAA Emergency Measures

7 thoughts on “Covid-19 Pandemic: EWAA Emergency Measures

  • 26th March 2020 at 12:45 pm
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    Thank you for taking time to organise this response to Covid 19- much appreciated. Now that Micheal Gove has said that going to allotments is “sensible “ it’s nice to know we can still go there.

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  • 26th March 2020 at 1:11 pm
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    Sensible measures – well done. We are all in this…two metres apart.

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  • 26th March 2020 at 3:59 pm
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    Very much appreciate these sensible steps.

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  • 26th March 2020 at 8:54 pm
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    Well done everyone, sensible solutions to very difficult problems.

    George Plot 97 (owner of an old bucket and really nice new soap)

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  • 27th March 2020 at 3:29 pm
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    Can we post pictures? I recently (pre the shutdown) returned from Ghana where I saw many rural households with tippy-taps – home made foot controlled handwashing devices. I am too ham fisted to make one but I bet there are many on the EWAA who could. They would be great even after this pandeic is over. I will post a picture if someone tells me where…..

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    • 27th March 2020 at 8:59 pm
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      Great idea on the foot-controlled taps.
      Can we re-invigorate the EWAA Facebook page for keeping the social side of allotmenteering alive and vibrant?

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  • 30th March 2020 at 5:26 pm
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    Thank you for all the hard work everyone is doing to ensure everyone is safe. Really much appreciated.

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