Sale Day - August 2021

  • The chief bookmaker from the Cobbers’ Shed with a customer - Saturday, 28 August 2021.
  • To much public acclaim, the Noosa Men’s Shed Band at work. 28 August 2021.
  • The Shed Band setting up for a public performance at the NMS sale and open day. 28 August 2021.
  • Tim and Steve at the Leather Shop tables displaying a wonderful array of products. 28 August 2021.
  • A happy David at the Wood Shed sale tables - Saturday, 28 August 2021.
  • Rotary Club of Noosa Heads Daybreak at the NMS sale and open day. 28 August 2021.
  • Sale items from the Cobbers’ Shed at the NMS sale and open day. Saturday, 28 August 2021.
  • “Quilt’s” motor-cycle almost sold for $200. 28 August 2021.
  • Treasurer Phil with his cash box and gardener Gavin at the Shed sale and open day. Saturday, 28 August 2021.
  • The Gardeners set up for the sale and open day. 28 August 2021.
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A number of Members have raised the issue of management of protocols/restrictions within the Noosa Men's Shed particularly with a view to the future as the State Government open restrictions.

Let me assure you the Management Committee has been monitoring developments at all times as the Government have outlined the regulations. Some time ago we also referenced AMSA for guidance. The response from AMSA was that we should follow our State Government Guidelines/Regulations at all times as these do vary from State to State.
We have further referenced QMSA yesterday and the Qld Health Department today for clarity given the level of changes being announced/introduced.

The Management Committee met this morning and below is a summary of the strategy position which is as outlined by QMSA, the State Govt. and Qld Health as it relates to organisations such as Men's Sheds. It is important to note these may change at any time. We will advise of any updates.

These guidelines are being implemented progressively from the attainment of 80% of eligible population receiving first vaccination within Qld.

  • Masks will not be mandatory but recommended where social distancing can not be adhered to.
  • Hand sanitiser to be used as per current guidelines
  • If any symptoms (however slight) of illness, strictly no attendance at Shed.
  • All Members are strongly encouraged to be vaccinated. (NSW data reflects unvaccinated persons 16 times more likely to be hospitalised if infected).
  • Based on current guidelines and those outlined for post 17th December 2021, no restrictions will apply for unvaccinated members at this stage. As mentioned earlier we are advised this may change but if so we will update members immediately.

 In summary, all guidelines must be strictly adhered to, and in doing so please always be mindful of the well being of your fellow Shedders and the broader public. We are about to enter a very high-risk period for all (and we are a high-risk group) and we strongly endorse the Qld Health Dept. emphasis that we should encourage all Members who plan to attend the Shed to be vaccinated.

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.