The Centre and Shop will be closed until further notice. The Committee has taken this decision in the light of the Government's strong advice that all unnecessary social contact should be avoided.

This is necessary to slow the spread of the virus and protect all of us, but particularly those who are most vulnerable to serious illness, if infected.

PROTECT YOURSELF & OTHERS | WASH YOUR HANDS MORE OFTEN FOR 20 SECONDS | Use soap and water or a hand sanitiser when you: get home or into work; blow your nose, sneeze or cough; eat or handle food. For more information and the Government's Action Plan go to

Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms

Stay at home if you have either:

  • a high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back

  • a new, continuous cough – this means you've started coughing repeatedly

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home.

Testing for coronavirus is not needed if you're staying at home.

How long to stay at home

  • if you have symptoms, stay at home for 7 days

  • if you live with other people, they should stay at home for 14 days from the day the first person got symptoms

If you live with someone who is 70 or over, has a long-term condition, is pregnant or has a weakened immune system, try to find somewhere else for them to stay for 14 days.

If you have to stay at home together, try to keep away from each other as much as possible.

Read our advice about staying at home.

Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:
  • you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home

  • your condition gets worse

  • your symptoms do not get better after 7 days

Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.

Many plotholders have been sent a Notice to Quit in error, on the mistaken basis of non-payment of allotment fees and charges for 2019/20.

Affected plotholders who have contacted idverde have been told that this was due to a known system error and a formal acknowledgement/apology will be sent to those affected. Notices to quit sent in error can be ignored.

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