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Allotment holders urged to follow guidelines

Swansea Council is supporting allotment holders whilst encouraging them to help curtail the spread of coronavirus.

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A number of allotment associations that operate on council-owned land offer year-round gardening opportunities to hundreds of allotment holders.

The council is urging all plot holders to follow latest advice from the National Allotment Society (NSALG).

This includes the advice that, if working an allotment is seen by the plot holder as legitimate exercise, then they follow all guidelines on social distancing.

The society states: "We're living through a crisis, the likes of which the country has not experienced since war time.

"The community spirit that exists on allotment sites is now vitally important. Please remember to look out for one another during these very difficult times and take all the steps you can to reduce the risk of contagion from the Covid-19 virus when you visit the plot."

The society recommends that plot holders visit their allotment alone for up to two hours and to adhere to guidelines on hygiene and social distancing.

"Do not attend the plot if you have coronavirus symptoms or a family member is self-isolating," they say.

The council has issued a letter to allotment holders, via the associations, to verify their status if asked by police.

More: www.nsalg.org.uk/news/covid19-information/

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