The workshop is now divided for one way social distancing (below right). A new signing on station has been set up with a slider board for attendance. The workshop mess room was cleaned out and made suitable for four volunteers only. New safety posters are displayed in the workshop and ship.
On board the ship a one way system has been set up on the main deck and the forward saloon is to be used as a mess room suitable for ten volunteers. At the first meal break Mick gave a team briefing on the approved return to work procedures detailing how the workshop and ship would operate (below left). The risk assessment was explained and then passed round for all to sign. David Howells then gave a briefing on the immediate tasks to be undertaken.
The society is always looking for new volunteers in all departments. However, with the Covid restrictions in place, there is insufficient capacity to make good use of additional workshop volunteers at present. As the other functions of the society also come back to life there will be a need for help on the admin/management side and with ship tours and other public facing roles. We have a specific need for someone to help with and expand our social media presence. IF YOU CAN HELP, CONTACT firstname.lastname@example.org
The latest addition to the Medway Queen website has just gone live - The Pier Activity Centre. It contains quizzes and puzzles together with craft and writing challenges for "kids of all ages". It is aimed at our younger friends but there's no specific age limit and anyone can have a go.
To get things moving please encourage the family to try their hand at the colouring sheets or writing a short story about Medway Queen. If you can't get them hooked, have a go yourself - I won't tell anyone!