Important Information for Members of Poole U3A

Latest National U3A Covid Guidance (13 July 2020) - Click here to download

Latest message from Val Ingram, Chairman of Poole U3A

Dear Members

I hope you and your family are all keeping well. At least the weather has been kind to us.

The committee had their first meeting this month since the lockdown, via Zoom. It was successful but I managed to lose two of them during the session. We are meeting again in September so better luck next time!

By the end of July all leaders should have let the Class Coordinator know of their intentions and those of their members re to the proposed start in January. I know this is a long way off but venues have to be booked and Delphinus prepared. The latter will be distributed to members and libraries in November. I am hopeful that all groups will continue to run.

In Delphinus you will find an application form and details of adjusted membership fees. All classes will roll over for the spring and summer terms which will mean a few adjustments to be made for the allocations team. I am pleased to see that some classes are using technology and some are meeting outdoors with reduced numbers and keeping social distancing.

Best wishes to you all and if you have any questions please contact me.

Keep safe

30 Jul 2020 

A Note from our Insurers - 20 May 20

All U3A activities should have an appropriate risk assessment / check list to ensure they are safe for U3A members to participate in. Government input about Covid19 is central to any risk assessment and given the advice remains “stay at home as much as possible” and “limit contact with other people” it follows that face-to-face U3A activity should not be undertaken at present. The government reasons for leaving home remain very limited and do not include for leisure activities such as provided by the U3A.

Click here for the latest Government advice on Coronavirus

Click here for the latest NHS guidance on Coronavirus

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New U3A National Discussion Forums - user guide here and click here to access the forums.

Delphinus (Spring/Summer 2020 Library Edition) here.

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We have moved! The Poole U3A office is now located at The Spire in Poole. Details here.

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