Policy on Events and Rice Planting

Policy on Events and Rice Planting

Our Present Policy on Events and Rice Planting for NPO Corporation Peace & Nature

In order to prevent the spread of coronavirus, Hyogo Prefecture has issued “Hyogo Prefecture Coping Policy for “New Coronavirus Infection” on April 7. Therefore, Peace & Nature (P & N) will suspend or postpone all events until June, based on the Hyogo Prefecture’s policy and request. However, during this time, P & N will prepare for new online events using infection prevention measures. P & N activities, such as growing rice and vegetables, depend on the season. There is a concern about food shortages this year, and we would like to maintain rice cultivation, which is a staple food of Japan. Based on Hyogo’s policy, P & N will work on rice cultivation as a minimum activity without treating it as an event.

Regarding our harvested rice, we are currently planning an activity to provide it to children and their families who are having trouble eating due to the effects of the new coronavirus. We hope that companies who support us on a daily basis will understand the present policy of P & N and our contribution to society through food and therefore will continue to work with us.

If you have any questions, please contact us. Thank you.

<Infection Prevention Measures>

・ In order for everyone to participate safely, we will plant rice as a minimum effort under the following infection prevention measures.
・ There are multiple days (4-10 days) to plant rice, and up to 10 groups can participate. (Participation unit is family / individual) (We will give priority to partner companies and sponsor companies who are already planning to participate.)
・ Prepare a “health check sheet” to check participants’ symptoms such as body temperature and cough. (Please refrain from attending if you have a fever or cough.)
・ Prepare a disinfectant for your hands. All participants are requested to wear a mask.
・ We will inform all participants about other infection control measures such as mutual contact such as holding hands and shoulders.
・ In principle, the activities will be outdoors. (If participants are moving indoors, open the windows at two or more places to ensure ventilation and keep a distance between people at 2 meters. It is necessary to follow these three conditions. )
・ For those who can not participate, we are planning to show rice planting online.

* Hyogo Prefecture policy: If it is determined that an event can be held, then thorough measures are to be taken such as infection prevention measures and following the “three conditions” in closed spaces, crowded areas, and closed in areas.

We look forward to when the pandemic is over and we can resume many of our activities again in groups. Until then, we will make the best of the situation and provide food for those who are vulnerable and in need.

Thank you so much for your support.

Hope we can get over this situation and create a sustainable future together!