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Covid-19 Risk Management Policy

As the Covid-19 lockdown eases group convenors are beginning to consider how they might restart their activities. It will be important to consider the risks involved and convenors are asked to read through this risk management policy which was updated June 2020.



Do you have ideas for making it easier to walk and cycle around your local area?

The Council has created a Getting Bristol Moving Active Travel Map” on which anybody can submit ideas for improvements to the walking and cycling infrastructure. You can highlight safety concerns and request physical changes to Bristol streets, such as putting in place a one way system on high streets for people to socially distance, parking restrictions to widen cycling provision and reallocation of road space for active travel.

Do have a look at the map and see the sort of issues people have already raised. Even if you do not have anything to add you can “like” an idea that has already been submitted and hopefully this will convey to the Council that there is more support for that particular proposed measure.



New Group Leaders needed for Language Groups

We need to find members who speak French, Italian and Spanish who are able and willing to start up new language groups for beginners. We have eager people on waiting lists all ready to join you. ALSO we have lost our teacher of the Mandarin groups and are looking for a replacement. If you can help and are interested contact Hilda, our Language Groups Coordinator.



Visit our Virtual U3A page. While we cannot meet in person we are suggesting interesting sources of learning and entertainment to keep our brains busy in the interim.



We Are Bristol Helpline

A dedicated free telephone hotline has been launched in Bristol to help the city’s most vulnerable citizens during the coronavirus pandemic.

The We Are Bristol support phone number – 0800 694 0184 – is now live and is free to use. It will offer a potential lifeline to isolated and worried residents across the city.

Call handlers are available from 8.30am-5pm, Monday to Friday and 10am to 2pm Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays to provide support for people with a wide range of needs, including obtaining food supplies, other essential items and medication. They can also help arrange follow-up support with different organisations.



LinkAge Network

LinkAge has rounded up the latest advice on staying healthy and happy while you self-isolate during the Covid-19 pandemic. They have tried to stay relevant to the Bristol area where possible. Please note the advice may change rapidly.

Age UK Bristol has set up a Helpline and the number is 0117 929 7537.



IMPORTANT - Changes to Bristol U3A activities as a result of the coronavirus pandemic

The Committee have decided to CANCEL all monthly meetings until 15th September and the AGM will be held on this date. Please see the Talks page for more information. Hopefully all the interesting talks that were lined up for us will be rearranged for 2021.

Most groups have already decided not to meet for the foreseeable future. If group leaders, particularly those who do not normally edit their own web page, wish to have any information about their group added to this News page please contact the Website Editor using the pigeon "send a message" link on this page.

Liz Price has sent out a letter to all our members by email with a hard copy being sent to those members who do not use email.

Here is the link she mentions to the Third Age Trust website, which gives ideas about how we can stay in touch with each other during these difficult times when we cannot meet in person.



Bristol U3A Newsletters

If you are a member you can download and read recent Newsletters here. If you have forgotten the username or password contact the Website Editor with your membership number.

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