Please find attached our latest release, this shows the layouts of the various rooms and masonic meeting places that are "open" for use, these pictures should be used in conjunction with our Risk Management Plan.
Whilst attending Masonic meetings and whilst robing face masks/coverings are mandatory until you vacate the building. Coverings need not be worn in the car park, but MUST be fitted when entering the building.
Please do not wedge, prop or leave doors open, there will be an alarm system fitted to the external doors which will activate if a door is left open.
Please do not wedge, prop or leave open ANY internal fire door in the building, there is a legal requirement for them to be "kept shut" at all times, unless we have fitted a release mechanism which automatically releases a door from an "open" position to a closed situation when an alarm is activated.
In the event of an evacuation please use your nearest escape route, do not collect belongings or re-enter the building until declared safe to do so by a fire control officer or other such person from the emergency services.
Please do not obscure, obstruct or black out ANY of the glazed panels within the fire doors under any circumstance.
When using the Main Lodge meeting room please use the Main Dining Room for robing, do not use the old robing area in the entrance.
When using the upstairs Lodge meeting room please use the upstairs dining area for robing, do not use the committee room or any other area.
All Masonic meetings being conducted in the masonic meeting rooms must follow guidance's issued by UGLE/SGC/MMH and their respective Provincial Offices.
All rooms/areas used for Masonic meetings will be sanitised by FMCtr before each/after meeting, Units MUST sanitise their own "Furnishings" which they use from their locker(s) before/after each meeting. Please use the hand sanitation points in the building regularly to protect yourself and others.
In line with National Masonic guidance, no member should feel pressured to attend meetings if they do not feel safe, or if they or a cohabiting family member(s) identify as being at risk of contracting Covid19, or are displaying symptoms of Covid19.
For Units meeting downstairs please use the lounge bar, do not pass through the double doors to gain access to upstairs or to other rooms (accept the accessible toilet).
For Units meeting upstairs whilst there is a simultaneous meeting in the main Lodge meeting room, please complete the chit system for pre-ordering/paying for drinks. All drinks will be consumed in the upstairs dining room and will be placed there by our bar staff, under NO circumstance present yourself in or at the downstairs lounge bar whilst being used by others.
Rehearsals - Lodges of Instruction - Reference Meetings - Committee Meetings etc.
All meetings other than "Regular" meetings of Masonic Units are suspended until further notice by the Board.#
Brethren, may I also take the time to thank my fellow Directors and David Brett for their commitment and hard work in working towards making the FMCtr a safe environment, and for their time in attending the Centre to undertake extensive re-decorations and refurbishments during the last 5 months?
Bill, Adrian C, and David have given many hundreds of hours of their time and energy in undertaking these works and I am sure you will join with me in thanking them for all they have done. The other Directors (Simon, Paul and Alex) have been equally busy in "behind the scenes" work that we are currently developing to give better access to our users both Masonically and externally. As we go forward we will be bringing in a refreshed web presence and develop our external business for local community uses.
W Bro. Adrian Bean