Chard, Ilminster & District

Coronavirus Pandemic

During the pandemic the Third Age Trust have provided useful guidance to U3A's on if, when and how U3A activities may resume following the initial lockdown. As this has been continually changing within each region, and later depended on the Tier Somerset had been placed in, it was not possible to keep abreast of the guidance on this website. However, in the Autumn of 2020 the Trust published a simpler table of restrictions and the latest version of this can be seen by clicking LATEST GUIDANCE FOR U3A . The latest guidance will be updated as the restrictions of the 3rd lockdown have been revised by the Government.

Should you wish to view or download further U3A Covid Guidance, Checklists, Risk Assessment documents/forms for when this time comes please go to Support for U3A's on the Third Age Trust website by clicking THIRD AGE TRUST ADVICE.


The following letters are from our Chairman, Roy Howells, regarding the suspension of U3A activities and were written in the spring as we entered Lockdown.

17th March 2020


Suspension of Groups Please note this file contains 2 pages, so scroll down to see them both.

8th March 2020


Please follow this link Cancelled Monthly Meeting