The Centre and Shop are still closed until further notice, but, subject to the availability of suitable volunteers, the Garage may be open from time to time for sales of compost etc during Shop hours. If this is possible, it may be arranged at short notice.
The Committee takes note of the Government's changing advice and developments in the law in England. That is not the only consideration. The law requires that things can be done safely, the Committee is concerned for the safety of all plotholders, and CPAGA's activities depend on the availability of volunteers who are willing and able to take the risks that any social contact at this time involves.
Minimising social contact is still 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.
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 nhs.uk/coronavirus.
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.