Advice received from U3A Central Office on 3 March
- If a member has returned from one of the areas identified by the government and has any of the symptoms identified on the government website they should not hold interest groups in their own homes, or attend interest groups or attend monthly meetings until they have followed the NHS advice provided after calling 111.
- If a U3A finds that a member has contacted coronavirus, please let the Trust know immediately.
- The members of interest groups that any member with coronavirus has attended should all call 111 to ask for advice.
- The monthly meeting (of the affected group) should be cancelled for that month (and possibly longer) until the spread of the virus has been assessed.
In general, a U3A may consider other precautions such as using hand sanitiser gel in interest groups and monthly meetings and reducing physical contact, such as shaking hands, until further information becomes available.
Additional advice from the Edenbridge U3A Committee
- If you or any member of your household shows any sign of a cold, you should not attend any Edenbridge U3A event until the symptoms have passed.
- If you or anyone you have been in contact with is diagnosed with the virus you should immediately advise the Committee.
- We have decided to adopt the recommendation that handshakes and kissing should be avoided at all meetings.
- As you are aware ‘panic buying’ has made obtaining hand gel very difficult. However, members are advised that, whenever possible, they should apply hand gel before attending any meeting.
At this stage, and subject to the statements set out above, all meetings are continuing as normal. However, this is a developing situation and we will try and keep you posted on anything that will affect your membership.