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2021 Volunteers Christmas Lunch

The 2021 Volunteers Christmas Lunch/Buffet will be on Wednesday 15th December from 12:45hrs for 13:00hrs.
All volunteers welcome but please let Simon Douglas Lane know by email or write your name on the list in the canteen.
Buffet will be served in the staff canteen and eaten in the festive workshop which will be clean, tidy and warm for the occasion.
Polite request: Please wear a face covering as you collect your food and use the hand-sanitiser which will be available as you enter the canteen.
See also important note below and addition (14th December) regarding parking
LBM staff Xmas luncheon 1935

This note is for the attention of those volunteers who have “signed up” for the Volunteers Buffet Lunch onWednesday 15th.

  • A notice showing important information has been posted at the Museum for several weeks but it is being herewith updated to cater for the latest HMG requirements for Covid precautions and to unify with Brooklands Museums systems.
  • Masks are required to be worn inside the Museum itself but are not required in the workshop which is not open to the public.
  • The Museum will be closed to the Public from 11.45 with last entry at 11.15. Doors will not be re-opened by the front of House Staff until 14.15. Few visitors are expected.
  • Lunch will be held, seated at tables in the workshop which will be heated. Food will be served as tables are called forward from 12.30. It will be served by our lovely ladies from a servery within the canteen. Please DO NOT help yourselves
  • Please enter via the main hall doorway and exit at the corridor end. A strict one way PLEASE. Masks are compulsory in the canteen itself.
  • Unless you are scheduled “on duty” or are part of the set up teams please try to arrive after 11.15 and use the big red shutter door near the BEA. The main public entrance and staff door will be closed at 11.15. Sign in/out will be in the Board Room NOT the canteen.
  • The canteen will be closed to everyone not involved with the food service from 07.00 until 17.30. Coats bags etc can be left in the Board Room. Those arriving early are recommended to take a tour of what Brooklands Museum has to offer.
  • We will be temperature checking all volunteers upon arrival, a “tested” sticker will be given to save you being tested 6 or more times!
  • Urns for tea/coffee self-service for volunteers will be set up in the workshop. Use only disposable cups as there are no washing up facilities. Early arrivals may find themselves in charge of a broom.
  • The set up teams will get the tables set up in the workshop but if you are able, please take a chair from the balcony to the workshop and return it before you depart, as most of you are aware the lift is out of order thus not permitting us to bring them down en masse.
  • Please note that everyone should now come via the Campbell Gate and that Brooklands have kindly agreed to parking to be at the bottom of the finishing straight thus significantly reducing walking distance to the Museum building. There will be NO parking outside the Museum or on the patio except for our ladies (with the food), Engineering staff undertaking the run out to clear the workshop, and those with a Disabled badge.Please park neatly on the finishing straight facing away from the slope.
  • Finally if you have any symptoms of Covid or a member of your live in family has tested positive in the previous 5 days please do not come. We really do welcome you but the most important thing is yours and your colleagues continuing good health.

Roger Stagg on behalf of CoM

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