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Good Afternoon Members,
I have decided to post these updates on our website and Facebook so that all members have immediate access.
Following the most recent announcements by Prime Minister and Premier, please observe all social distancing requirements and personal hygiene suggestions.
For example, if your meeting room is 10m long x10m wide = 100 square metres ÷ 4 = 25 (@ 4 square metres per person) it will seat 25 people who should each be seated 1.5 metres from the next person.
Hand washing facilities should be available.
Consider having a conversation about attendance with someone whose health may be compromised or who may be a carer.
Remember to use multiple forms of communication so everyone receives any message as soon as possible.
Group Presidents, please ensure you pass on all messages to Branches as soon as possible. If you are unable to do so then send the list of contacts to someone else to do so on your behalf. It would be helpful if you would check your emails/texts at least twice daily. Please CC or BCC me into your email/text out to Branches.
Those members with Branch email/text contacts, please pass on to your Members all messages from your Group President as soon as possible.
Allow for different means of communication for those who do not have an email address or mobile phone. E.g., perhaps a member can drop a note into their letter box
Please continue to maintain contact with your members and set up some positive internet/phone/text activities as the circumstances allow.
Facebook posts have already suggested a variety of ways to keep in touch and keep active.
If you are coming to Head Office please make an appointment to do so.
Merchandise will be available to purchase via email or over the telephone and an arrangement will be made for collection or posting.
It is important that all Members and staff adhere to the current government directives regarding social distancing.
Please continue to Grow Connect Improve by some remote means.
Please use the resources and the updates at www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus
Good Afternoon Members
You may have seen the update below.
It means there should be a bit more empty space in the room at your event. The distance between people has not altered.
The area sums you did at primary school (or secondary for some) will come in handy – as will your tape measure and a friend to hold the other end.
If you stand finger tip to finger tip (remember to have a hair’s breadth between) with arms outstretched that is about 1.5m space for each of you – allow it in both directions.
Please continue to reassure more vulnerable members and keep the contact circle going.
We all need to continue to Grow Connect Improve.