Arun East

Coronavirus

For the duration of the Pandemic all* Arun East U3A groups, trips, activities and holidays are suspended, cancelled or postponed. A number of groups are hoping to continue online, via video conferencing or e-mail. Suggested methods will be posted here and further advice on can be requested from out IT helpers. Suggestions include Skype, WhyPay, Zoom, WhatsApp & Microsoft Teams, there may be others.*Our Amateur radio continues to meet over the airwaves.

Here you will find links to guides to tools that will help you stay in touch and connected with your friends, family and U3A. Some we have written in house and some are links to external articles that can help.

Reference to these products/services do not constitute endorsement or imply recommendation by the Third Age Trust.

Please pass this information on to those you know do not have electronic devices for receiving/accessing information, including group leaders.

The Third Age Trust is setting up a shared learning project ‘Living History in Unprecedented Times’
U3A members are being asked to help craft a shared learning project where they create living history of this extraordinary time. This project is a living history of members’ experiences during the 2020 coronavirus pandemic. We are currently living through an unprecedented period, due to the coronavirus and everyone’s daily lives are being affected. The situation is impacting on people in lots of different ways and you will all have your own experiences, thoughts and reflections on what this time is like for you and how it is affecting you, both on a practical and on a psychological level. We would really like to capture all of this as part of a UK wide living history project

At the outbreak of Covid -19 all our groups apart from Amateur Radio were required to close. Many groups have been meeting, online using Zoom, Jitsi and similar systems. Please contact the group leader to find the current status of their group.
There are stringent guidelines for restarting groups and when deemed suitable groups may be given permission to restart in a limited way.

Please let Pam Davidoff know of any other useful services or ideas for supporting our members, also ideas for keeping us all fit and occupied