The Chartered Institute of Horticulture recommends members to regularly review advice issued by the Government relating to Covid-19.
Government & HMRC
The Government continues to provide updated advice and guidance through their website: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
Covid-19 – Guidance for Food Business Public Health England released its advice for food businesses on 25 March. The document contains useful advice on managing social distancing in the workplace, although doesn’t deal with some of the more specific situations found on farm.
HMRC have setup a dedicated helpline: 0800 0159 559 to provide support and advice for tax queries for anyone worried about their forthcoming payments.
Guidance from the NHS on how to recognise symptoms, prevention methods and healthcare advice surrounding Covid-19 can be found on their website: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-1
Members may also find the links below useful for information relevant to the horticulture:
Perennial is a UK charity dedicated to helping the individual and their families working in or retired from any job involving working with trees, plants, flowers and grass during difficult times. Follow the link for further information: https://perennial.org.uk/home/ways-we-can-help/coronavirus-support/
The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) support UK garden businesses including garden retailers, growers, manufacturers and landscapers. More information on what the HTA are doing to assist their members during this time can be found here
The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) is a levy board funded by farmers and growers. It undertakes horticultural research and development and delivers farm-level technology transfer. https://ahdb.org.uk/coronavirus
The National Farmers Union (NFU) forms a representation body for agriculture and horticulture in England and Wales. Employers and employees can view relevant, detailed, advice through their website
The website for the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) provides a wealth of informative articles and useful links relating to the Coronavirus within Northern Ireland.
The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) website has a dedicated section for Covid-19 for farmers in the Republic of Ireland.