Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Coronavirus and Men's Sheds

The UK Men's Sheds Association has issued advice about the continuing activities of Men's Sheds groups while the Coronavirus continues to cause disruption. This is what they say:

We understand some Shedders may choose to self-isolate and we know how caring the Shedder community is, so please remember to stay in touch with your fellow Shedders by phone or email to check they are okay.  As BT used to say, ‘it’s good to talk’.  It may also be prudent to keep your attendance registers up to date in case a member contracts the disease and you need to contact fellow members who came in to contact with them. Remember – do not be a hero, if you feel ill – even if the Shed depends on you, stay home, stay safe and seek health advice immediately.

The Scottish Men's Sheds Association is similarly encouraging members to stay safe. Here is their advice:

"As a precautionary measure to ensure the safety of Shedders, the SMSA is asking Shedders to think twice before attending their local Men’s Shed if they are feeling ill or have symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath etc). If you are feeling well and intend to go along to your Shed, please take precautions such as washing your hands regularly and avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth and ensure mugs, cups and cutlery in the Shed are thoroughly cleaned.  Should you experience symptoms, please contact the NHS on 111 and contact your Shed by email or phone to let them know that you are ill. 

"SMSA encourages Shedders to maintain strong support networks to ensure no-one feels isolated.  It is important to be vigilant and look out for our fellow Shedders, friends, family and community members during this time." --------------------------------------
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