Corona Virus latest updates:
- For NHS advice click here. and see this release from Healthwatch.
- Also have a look at this interesting and informative video
- Here is a very useful document containing helpful advice and a list businesses providing home deliveries for all the things you might need during home/social isolation
- From U3A Head Office: Group Leader’s Risk Assessment, Personal Risk Assessment and General Guidance, News and Things to do while in isolation.
A warm welcome to the website of Wetherby and District U3A. Our fantastic and friendly organisation has over 100 groups covering a wide range of activities. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, only limited activities are currently taking place. However, thanks to the wonders of technology, a number of our Groups are meeting via Zoom, the Committee continues to meet regularly by video-conference and we are holding our monthly Open Meetings in virtual format.
Although the lockdown gradually eased during the summer, unfortunately infection rates have risen sharply again over recent weeks. In response, the government introduced new measures on 14th September restricting social gatherings to no more than 6 people (see further details on this page). The pandemic will clearly be with us for some considerable time, so it is important that we all make our personal contribution by following the guidelines to prevent the spread of the virus and help avoid the unwelcome prospect of another full national lockdown. Hopefully the situation will stabilise and infection rates will start to drop again before too long. We have the various risk assessments prepared, so once the government gives the green light we are ready to meet again.
My thanks, and those of the Committee, to our Group Leaders who continue to do a superb job in keeping activities going. The Committee will continue to pay the costs of Zoom over the next few months to help facilitate group activities.
Until such time as government guidance considers it safe for us to resume indoor group activities, our Group Meetings will continue virtually using Zoom.
December The December open meeting took place on 16 December and our guest speaker, Steve Wells gave a very entertaining and Christmasy talk to put us all in the mood and help overcome the gloom of lockdown. Here is a link to Steve’s presentation
January The next open meeting will take place on Wednesday 27th January at 2:30pm using Zoom.
Previous Meetings We are keeping an archive of the recordings we have made of our earlier Zoom meetings dating back to June 2020. Click on this link if you would like to look at any of them again.
Our U3A Roving Reporter Caroline Green has written an excellent piece about the strange times we are living through. It can be found here
Beware of Scammers
Click on this link to read an article from BBC News about a Covid Vaccine fraud scam!!!!
Please read this pamphlet by Metropolitan Police called “The Little Book of BIG Scams”.
Please continue to take care. Keep safe and well.
U3A Wetherby Chair
1st October 2020
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