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Street Friends 23rd Sept Covid19 update

Covid19 update 22nd Sept and plea from Gov

Guys we will have all no doubt seen or heard this recent update, plea and enforcement, urging for following in detail to the restrictions of FACTS, please know that as we are in the city centre, we must maintain distancing. I appreciate we wear masks, as do our attendees. This was, and has always been the reasoning behind and continued request for 15 people per session. Any attendee 'daunted' by volunteers following government protocols, to protect the attendee and themselves, the dream team and their families, can be asked to take a seat and items brought over. Everyone can still be seen.


This is 1 at each table, that's 2 volunteers per table area, maintaining 2 metres distancing. I in front, maintaining distancing of 2 metres from the volunteers and attendees. So 3 per area x 2 areas = 3 people. 6 people per table area. The idea is to have 3 people helping maintaining queue distancing and dispersing and groups gathered together. That's 9 at tables and queues.


The idea is to have 2 or 3 per trolley too, doing SEPARATE routes to ensure distancing.


Should we not get the numbers then we would need to look at reducing trolley service down, possibly to one trolley or even no trolley service. The table area is focussed on, thus a priority


Please keep our ongoing kindness and goodwill going, but we MUST adhere to this. Have our quick chats, but no one can come to the table. To look at sandwiches or otherwise. That is why 1 volunteer gathers items, takes them away from the table to ensure the distancing.


One suggestion is to have the possibility of boxing off a no entry zone with tape around the table areas. Perhaps we could utilise a crate to place just outwit the 'safe' zone, again sterilised? To place items on, stand back and allow the attendee to collect them.


THERE IS NO REASON to suspend or reduce our service with the correct numbers - with the correct adhering to restrictions and to arrive promptly working as a team. By doing so we remain in a position of emergency provision and care givers, helping those most in need, #homeless #vulnerable #poverty stricken. As permissible by current guidelines.


Drivers ensure it continues as one in front and one in back if giving lifts, if not people can walk down from Holland Street. Please continue to wear your masks in the car.


Sam will come past to say hi and collect tape and signs prior to heading to Greggs Trinity. Attendees are often already waiting at 5.30pm or earlier so Sam and Linda will get the signs up and tape laid out prior to tables etc arriving.


Many thanks for acknowledging this, but most of all thanks to you our volunteers for your good work and our continuing adhering to the current restrictions, and recent enforced plea by first minister on 22nd Sept.


Any questions on this just follow the above link to the full speech by the first minister yesterday, or email admin@streetfriendshelpingthehomeless.com thank you.


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Ground floor 39 Holland street

Aberdeen, AB25 3UJ

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