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CHAIRMAN'S UPDATE - 16.05.2021

I am required to ensure the health and welfare of our members and with the club reopening from 2 June 2021 I have produced a Covid 19 Risk Assessment . Please read the document below and comply with it at all times when at the club.

Objective Applicable to Actions Club Official Responsible

To ensure no infected All Club Members All persons intending to visit Club must ensure they:

person attends Meeting · Are not experiencing symptoms of a new continuous cough, a Chairman or

temperature of 37.8 degrees Centigrade or higher, or loss of taste. Vice Chairman

· Have not have had a Positive Covid-19 Test, or been in recent

contact (last 10 days) with anybody displaying symptoms of


· Been informed by Test and Trace or other organisation that

they should self-isolate.

To ensure adequate All Club Members · EXCEPT BY PRIOR NOTIFICATION TO, AND AGREEMENT Secretary

space within the BY, THE SECRETARY, only Members may attend meetings.

meeting for Social

Distancing requirements

To minimise potential All Attendees All persons attending Club must: Chairman or

for virus transfer within · Use sanitiser provided before handling equipment, layouts or Vice Chairman

the club meeting any other surfaces. Note that there is an enhanced risk where

shared equipment and tool use is practised.

· Throughout the premises, wherever practicable, Members

should ensure they are 1 Metre apart from other people.

· Wear a face covering in the Club.

· Where, to undertake a particular task, maintaining a

2 Metre distance is not feasible, then additional precautions

must be taken to ensure no physical contact.

· No more than 30 members may be present in the following

areas at any time:- Main Hall. 10 Members in the Hall Annex

and 4 Members in the Kitchen

· The Kitchen should not be used for group catering. Individual

members may access hot and cold water to prepare their own

drinks subject to the number restrictions.

· Members are responsible for the cleanliness of their work areas

and disposal of rubbish generated.

· Where individual refreshments are prepared and consumed,

special care must be taken to ensure no cross contamination.

· Use sanitiser before departing site to protect families/friends.

· Members should not attend, and can leave the premises,

at any time if they are not happy with arrangements and controls

Maintaining records All Attendees · The Secretary will maintain a track and trace register, and after Secretary

of attendance the meeting pass this to the Chairman or Vice-Chairman. Chairman or


Sanitisation of All Attendees · Prior to opening the Meeting, the Committee will ensure all door All Committee

frequently handles and light switches have been sanitised. Members

touched areas · At the close of the Meeting, the Committee will ensure all door

handles and light switches have been sanitised.

· Periodic sanitising, particularly of door handles and other

frequently touched surfaces, including table-tops and tools, may

also be appropriate during the meeting.

Attendee Testing All Attendees · ANY ATTENDEE TESTING POSITIVE FOR COVID -19 within Secretary

Positive after 8 days of visiting the Club must notify the Secretary, in confidence,

attending meeting that they have been tested positive for COVID-19. The Secretary

will inform Members who were at that meeting that a positive result

has been notified (name of Member will not be stated) and advise

they get a test. The Secretary will also notify other organisations

with whose staff, customers or members they could have come in

contact with whilst on the premises.

Book this date in your Diary for the Sleaford and District Model Railway Club Show 2020!

The Date for this years show is Saturday 30th May 2020.

Doors open at 10:00 until 16:00.

The venue for this years show is at St George's Academy, Westgate, Sleaford, Lincs. NG34 7PP.

This years event is kindly sponsored by Magnet, Digitrains and B & H Models.


** Market deeping MRC and Sleaford and district MRC's challenge to build a layout in 2 days at the National festival of Railway Modelling exhibition at Peterborough show ground. **

Challenge complete.

The layout will be donated to the Little Miracles charity in Peterborough before Christmas

A big WELL DONE to everyone who took part and made it possible.

** Club Calendar for 2020 & January 2021 **

CLUB CALENDAR 2020-Revised.xlsx