Following the government advice yesterday, all BU3A groups and activities are suspended until further notice. This decision has been made in consultation with a number of committee members, group leaders and members, and has not been made lightly.
Obviously BU3A cannot dictate which activities you continue to do outside the auspices of the U3A, particularly for those of you who are under 70, but it would be irresponsible of us to promote activities which could put members and their families at risk.
We are really sorry to have to take this step. We will be looking at ways to support more isolated members through this very difficult period and Matlock U3A is blazing a trail for us.
Please look after yourselves, keep abreast of government advice and guidelines and keep in touch with each other by phone or email. We need to look after our mental health as well as our physical health.
Jane Kayley-Burgess, chairman, Tuesday, 17 th. March 2020