In-line with current COVID-19 Government restrictions participant numbers are limited within the program. Only Shed 1 is open with a maximum of 19 people allowed in shed at a time with number caps for each area.
The BDRSL Sheds Health & Wellbeing program will reopen on the 22nd February 2021 within Shed 1 only in the follow format:
- Monday & Tuesday 9am – 12pm
Areas open – Kitchenette, Stain Glass, Wrought Iron & Computer Room
- Wednesday 9am – 12pm
Art Class – held in the VVAB Shed
Existing RSL Sheds participants will be able to access the program again under the following conditions:
- Do not attend the Sheds if you are at all unwell, have COVID-19 symptoms or are awaiting a COVID test result.
- Before you arrive at the shed you must sanitise your hands and sign in via the Customer Service Desk.
- Masks are to be worn inside at all times.
- Sign into the Sheds logbook upon entering the Shed.
- Maintain social distancing of 1.5m in all areas.
- No more than the maximum number of people in each area at a time. COVID marshalls will ensure each area maximum numbers are not breached.
- For your own safety, sanitise equipment before use as well as after.
The Bendigo District RSL Sheds Health & Wellbeing program is one of a few fantastic health & wellbeing programs on offer to veterans and dependants. The BDRSL Sheds Health & Wellbeing program is a place of encouragement and support for all veterans and dependants. The Sheds provide a fantastic opportunity to develop or learn skills, create peer supports and improve your overall health & wellbeing through a creative hands on approach in a safe, relaxed and engaging environment.
The Sheds are located onsite here at the Bendigo District RSL Sub-Branch in Havilah Road.
Come in for a cuppa and a chat or work on a project, it is up to you.
The BDRSL Sheds Health & Wellbeing program has a blog where you can keep up to date on current projects. Click the button to find out more.
To contact the BDRSL Sheds
In 2019 we presented the Bendigo CFA (Country Fire Authority) with a kids helicopter named ‘Rosie’.
This helicopter is to help keep the kids entertained when the CFA talk to parents about fire safety measures at local school fetes, markets etc.
*Under Victorian legislation, a veteran is someone who has served, or is serving, in the Armed Forces of Australia, or the forces of another Commonwealth country (ie: New Zealand, United Kingdom, India) or Allied (ie: United States of America, France) country. The individual does not need to have seen active/warlike service overseas to meet the definition. Both full-time/regular and part-time/reserve service falls within the criteria.
**In accordance with Branch By-Law’s regarding patriotic welfare funds monies, may only be spent on Veterans & dependants (as defined by the Branch By-Laws).