Following last night’s Federal Government advice on non-essential services, Australian Men's Shed Association have issued a communication to all Men’s Shed Management Committees to implement a temporary closure of all Men’s Sheds. (to be reviewed as further advice is provided by the Government.)
As a result your committee have today moved to Stage 2 of our COVID-19 risk management strategy which involves the total shutdown of Noosa Men's Shed. We have not taken this decision lightly, understanding the important activity and social connector the Shed provides for our members. It is imperative however that every measure is taken to protect ourselves, our families, our friends, and our broader society from exposure to the coronavirus.
The only exception to total shutdown of our Shed will be a basic program for external maintenance eg. lawn mowing, garden, bees and fish feeding.
The friendships, mateship, fellowship that we enjoy at the Shed is more important than ever in these troubled times and it is for that reason that we encourage you to actively communicate with your fellow Shedders via phone. email etc. There is no doubt that there will be members who will just want a "chat" as they navigate what are already "uncharted waters" and some difficult times ahead.
Please look out for your friends/mates and where required if you need a phone number or email address for this purpose please do not hesitate to contact me.
I have also attached a copy of Committee Names & Contacts for your convenience.
Should anybody have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me and if I cannot provide an answer I will get you one, or point you in the right direction.
We will continue to update you on Shed matters as the situation unfolds.
Look forward to seeing you all at the other end of this crisis. In the meantime best wishes and stay safe.
Considering the august group of fine upstanding members of society we have at the Shed it's not surprising that we have a number of Justices of the Peace in our ranks.
If you need the services of a JP contact John O'Halloran (0411 968 901) to arrange a suitable time and place.
If you are a JP and would like to help also contact John and he'll co-ordinate a contact list.