Caterham & District

Coronavirus information page

ADVICE FROM THE GOVERNMENT - PLEASE READ THE INFORMATION ON THEIR WEBSITE
All members should follow the most up to date government advice and (Group Leaders in particular) should disseminate the information as widely as possible. Please refer to the UK Government website as information changes frequently.

If you think you have symptoms, do NOT go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
You do not need to contact NHS 111 to tell them you’re staying at home.
People who are self-isolating with mild symptoms will not be tested.
Only phone 111 or use the 111 online coronavirus service if your symptoms get worse.

We would also like any member who feels they might have the symptoms to inform their Group Leader and/or one of the committee members.

More information about the virus, as well as symptoms and advice, is available to view on the NHS England website.

If you need more information or are a vulnerable person, please contact the Caterham U3A Welfare Officer.

Protect your loved ones with the official NHS COVID-19 contact tracing app for England and Wales.
The more of us that use it, the better we can control coronavirus.

Help our scientists identify high-risk areas in the UK, who is most at risk, and how fast the virus is spreading in your area. Download an app to your smartphone. Michael Connick has provided more information about the Covid-19 Symptom Tracker App.

The u3a National Office, at the Third Age Trust, has published a General Outdoor Activity Risk Assessment checklist, which must be completed by group leaders planning to re-establish group activity outdoors.

***************** LINKS TO OTHER USEFUL RESOURCES *********************

  • Tandridge District Council - COVID-19 - check the services which have been specially provided.
  • Tandridge Voluntary Action - COVID-19 - become a Community Support Volunteer.
  • The Silver Line - free confidential 24hr helpline providing information, friendship and advice to older people.
  • The Third Age Trust - COVID-19 - to keep you up to date with the latest guidance and advice - both general and specific to the U3A
  • Useful telephone numbers - Silver Line UK (0800 470 8090), Age UK (0800 678 1602), Asthma UK (0300 222 5800), British Heart Foundation ( 0300 330 3311), Diabetes UK ( 0345 123 2399), Mind (0300 123 3393), Scope ( 0808 800 3333)