AMAZING - 29th Sept Covid19, Street Friends to continue safely - DREAM TEAM

1st minister update 29th Sept

Aberdeen Council Covd19 1st Oct

We cannot thank the understanding and care of volunteers, respect from drivers and attendees regarding this.

Please see our policies:

Health and Safety

Code of Conduct

Disciplinary - retraining, warnings, and at any time termination of volunteering opportunities if the law is broken regarding restrictions.

Please ensure all volunteers have read handbook and signed the new application form completed to acknowledge full understanding of all our policies. - follow this link

(And to sign in/out too. Every volunteering activity, in accordance with our current insurance policy)

As we are in the city centre, we must maintain distancing whilst maintaining group sizes to a minimum even if distanced.

No household entry to someone else's household - Scot.Gov link

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 to them, placed down 2 metres away from where they are..

Everyone can still be seen and given emergency care and provisions.

We had huge success with the new extra precautions we have had in place, plus our increased measures. But emphasis needs to be placed on gathering queues. While we explain they must distance, it is a great time to chat to them too. So it is still a benefit, but current legislation too.

This was 1 behind each table and that's 2 volunteers per table area in 2 metre box, maintaining 2 metres distancing. 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. Team Leaders are responsible for taking responsibility of their volunteers, plus setting an example.

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

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, or breach the box. To look at sandwiches or otherwise. That is why 2 volunteer gather items, take them away from the table to ensure the distancing.

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. Remember no visits into households, but outside garden packing, as we have always done throughout the crisis, distanced is essential

Drivers ensure it is family units in cars, NO car shares, if not people can walk down from Holland Street.

I suggest doing the same as before, Admin will be down to tape and place signs up prior to arrival by attendees or volunteers. Plus say hello to new volunteers.

NO contact or elbow pumps permitted at any time, no touching and no one in the 2metree zone with or without masks unless it is imperative emergency assistance.

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 29th Sept and Aberdeen council above 1st Oct

Any questions on this just follow the above links to the details by the first minister, and the ACC details, or email thank you all for ensuring we can continue helping those most in need.

Thank you to the amazing Dream Team staying Safe, to help those most in need.

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1 King Street, Aberdeen, AB24 5AA

Beside Archibald Simpsons, opposite La Lombardas/ Castlegate

No donations anywhere else will go to Street Friends, easy access and parking.

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