UPDATE: We urgently need people to start working on the visors as stocks are running low.
We have been contacted by a local group organising collection of masks and no-sew visors made for local GP surgeries, which will reduce the demand for the other masks.
This group has given us instructions on what they want making and also the infection protocol that needs to be followed. They are looking at how to collect items with the minimum social interaction. If you intend to help, please review this infection control training https://www.health.gov.au/resources/apps-and-tools/covid-19-infection-control-training?fbclid=IwAR0-pPBOX6qU40G2pW4kangbnVigYD1WtBPIGhEDPVj3CUBD1lgyUdys7ps
You can join a facebook group specifically for the local group here :
You can ask questions directly to the organisers via the facebook group.
Here are the two patterns the Sunshine Coast group have suggested- more details on collection to follow:
PLEASE DO NOT MAKE ANYTHING IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS OR ARE IN A 14 DAY WINDOW WAITING TO SEE IF SYMPTOMS DEVELOP.
For more info please contact the Facebook group or email us (details below)
We have also been contacted by several people interested in helping to make or source additional protective equipment. If you are a sewer there are projects for all levels. Please join the Aussie Mask Project facebook group as they are providing a coordinated national response, and they need people to start sewing yesterday! All that craft stuff you have been stashing? Now is your chance to do something helpful AND keep your self busy at home.
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