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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update for Men’s Sheds – Temporary Shed Closures

The health and wellbeing of the Men’s Shed community is of the highest priority to the Australian Men’s Shed Association.

Following last night’s Federal Government advice on non-essential services, we recommend that Men’s Shed Management Committees implement a temporary closure of all Men’s Sheds, to be reviewed as further advice is provided by the Government.

Whilst we recognise Men’s Sheds are an important social connector for many older Australians, it is imperative that every measure is taken to protect ourselves and our nation from exposure to the coronavirus.

During this closure, we encourage Shedders to maintain contact with each other via phone, email or social media – look out for your mates.

AMSA will launch new initiatives within the coming weeks, aimed at helping Shedders to remain socially connected during this time of isolation.

AMSA staff are also maintaining support services. Please contact us on amsa@mensshed.net or call 1300 550 009.

For the latest information and updates on coronavirus (COVID-19):

  • Visit www.health.gov.au
  • Phone the National Coronavirus Health Information Line (1800 020 080). The information line operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • If you require translating or interpreting services, call 131 450.
  • The phone number of your state or territory public health agency is available at www.health.gov.au/state-territory-contacts
  • If you have concerns about your health, speak to your doctor.

Government advice and directives are being reviewed regularly. You can stay up to date with the recommendations provided by the Federal Department of Health at www.health.gov.au.

AMSA encourages all Australians to look out for each other and stay in contact with friends and family at this difficult time.

See our previous coronavirus advice and information for Men’s Sheds here.