As restrictions ease certain U3A activities may be possible and hopefully over time others may restart, as long as the guidance from the Government and National u3a is followed.
▷ COVID-19 restrictions
▷ Advice from National u3a
Main points from the National u3a guidance
Consideration must be given to:
The health of vulnerable people (including those over 70)
The importance of any Interest Group intending to meet face-to-face to carry out a risk assessment. The Executive Committee to be informed.
The need to meet social distancing requirements until 21 June 2021 at the earliest.
The need to record attendance at any u3a face-to-face activity for Track and Trace purposes.
Our advice is to apply the broad principles upon which the regulations and guidance are based. These are:
Government Regulations as set out in the roadmap out of lockdown
Guidelines issued by the u3a National Office should be followed.
Guidelines issued by any National Body, if appropriate to the Group activity, should be considered.
Risk assessments should be updated as necessary, distributed to all Group members who should complete the personal risk assessment form.
It is important that Conveners are aware that guidance issued by the Government, U3A and National bodies may change at any time. There are no hard and fast date for easing restrictions but the 4 stage plan does provide a focus. It is vital that Conveners keep up to date with such changes.
Risk assessment checklists
Previously referred to as General Outdoor Activity Risk Assessment Checklist.
5 April 2021