Click on the link alongside to read our latest newsletter (May 2021)
There is to be a National u3a Day on 2nd June. We are finalising plans for our Dart Valley activities and will send more details nearer the time. Meanwhile a date for your diary!
News on current Coronavirus Situation.
For a light-hearted and funny take on the current situation please see Keep Smiling written by the Chair and Newsletter Editor of the Wanstead and Woodford u3a linked on the right.
Please refer to groups section on this website to see which groups are meeting up, physically or on Zoom and which groups are suspended until further notice.
Coronavirus Vaccination Order:
The current evidence remains that increasing age is the single greatest risk factor. Therefore, the current recommendation is that groups continue to be vaccinated in the following order:
1. Residents in a care home for older adults and their carers
2. All those 80 years of age and over, and health and social care workers
3. All those 75 years of age and over
4. All those 70 years of age and over, and individuals deemed clinically extremely vulnerable
5. All those 65 years of age and over
6. Adults aged 18 to 64 years with underlying health conditions which
put them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality
7. All those 60 years of age and over
8. All those 55 years of age and over
9. All those 50 years of age and over
What's the risk of catching coronavirus in the UK?
The NHS and Public Health England are well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.
The UK Chief Medical Officers have raised the risk to the public from low to moderate. But the risk to individuals remains low. If you have arrived back to the UK from mainland China and other specified areas, follow the advice for returning travellers.
How is coronavirus spread?
Like the common cold, coronavirus (also known as Covid-19) infection usually occurs through close contact with a person with novel coronavirus via cough and sneezes or hand contact. You can also be infected by touching contaminated surfaces if you do not wash your hands.
The risk of being in close contact with a person with coronavirus or contaminated surfaces is very low at the moment, as members of the public who have visited Wuhan, Hubei province, China are currently in isolation.
Symptoms of coronavirus
The main symptoms of coronavirus are:
· a cough
· a high temperature
· shortness of breath
When to call 111
Based on the scientific advice of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) the UK Chief Medical Officers are advising anyone who has travelled to the UK from mainland China, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau in the last 14 days and is experiencing cough or fever or shortness of breath, to stay indoors and call NHS 111, even if symptoms are mild.
Do not go to a GP surgery or hospital. Call 111, stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people.
Please note that in some parts of Wales you may have to call NHS Direct Wales 0845 46 47
How to avoid catching or spreading germs?
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze.
Put used tissues in the bin straight away.
Wash your hands with soap and water often – use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
Try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean.
Walking Rugby - meeting regularly every Thursday at 6 pm at Norton Fields
Please click on the link to the right hand side to find details of Dartmouth Rugby Club's Walking Rugby practice sessions.
Click on a picture below to see it full-size with more details.