We encourage everyone to stay at home, and self isolate but we have been asked over the last two weeks for some guidance around the subject of solo litter picking during this time.
We understand a lot of individual volunteers are still wishing to litter pick by themselves as part of their daily exercise with many understanding the therapeutic benefits of spending time outdoors; boosting their immune system and a positive impact on your mental health and well-being.
Following government advice on social distancing and where safe to do so, a solo litter pick could form part of your daily exercise routine.
However, if you wish to continue with your own solo litter-picking activity then please ensure you follow the latest Government advice on COVID-19 to ensure you protect your own safety, and the safety of others:
- Wear protective gloves
- Wash your hands (before and after your solo pick)
- Use your own carrier bag, bucket or cleansing bag to collect litter in
- Don’t touch any litter with your hands
- Don’t pick up litter with your hands
- Don’t touch your face whilst out litter picking
- Keep 2 meters away from any member of the public
- Sanitise your equipment before and after use
- Once collected, you need to dispose of your litter at home using your household general waste or recycling bins – your local authority will not have capacity to collect your litter bags during this time
In light of recent Government advise, all group and more then 2+ clean-ups should cease.
If you need further help, our team are working remotely from home but are still at the end of the phone, but if we can answer any questions – do give us a call, 01531 635678.
We have range of sustainable products to help you undertake your solo picks; with safety and confidence.
And if you are a solo litter picker, share some positive vibes on social media after your solo litterpick #alittlelitterpickmeup #HelpingHand
Most importantly, stay safe