The Welsh Government has set rules about volunteering during the coronavirus pandemic.
In the light of these rules it has been decided not to reopen our Plant Shop for the foreseeable future or hold our regular Wednesday work sessions.
The environment of our shop
We would be required to put measures in place to ensure people are kept 2 metres apart. This would mean moving many of the plant display tables and relocation of the cash desk .
The Welsh Government states that no one should be put under pressure to volunteer and people shouldn’t volunteer if they are in an at-risk group – over 70, pregnant, or have a pre-existing health condition – or if they have received a letter asking them to take shielding measures. Many of our volunteers fall into one of these categories.
The welfare of our customers and volunteers is and always will remain our number one priority. Hence, our decision not to open our facilities.
The Committee is keeping the situation under regular review.