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CORONA VIRUS - COVID-19!!

LATEST NEWS - 8th August 2020

RISK ASSESSMENTS All Group leaders are requested to fill in Risk Assessment forms. This is a pressing need which has been brought to the forefront by the COVID19 pandemic.

TO FIND OUT MORE goto Risk Assessments

The THIRD AGE TRUST - our central body - has listed many different learning resources for you, especially when in lockdown. Go to this link to find out more ==> Third Age Trust resources

Conspiracy theories - COVID19 caused by 5G signals....
There have now been over 90 arson attacks on BT infrastucture resulting from conspiracy theorists spreading wildly inaccurate rumours on social media. Some are almost unbelievable. To read an article reprinted from The Verge go to this link - and be horrified ==> The 5G Conspiracy

Two more pages from the Third Age Trust website:

Keeping in touch - from TAT 250320
COVID-19 Advice from TAT - 250320

JOIN OUR NEW U3A FACEBOOK PAGE!! So far 57 today already joined, chatting away happily and many more to come
To join:
1. You first need to register an ID on Facebook
2. Once joined, just search for "EGU3A"
3. Ask to subscribe to the EGU3A closed group
4. You will be asked to prove your U3A identity (Member number and name).
5. Once approved you are a new member

AND NOW A CENTRAL U3A FACEBOOK PAGE TOO!
Same principle - "U3A: Keeping in Touch"
Register in the same way.

Get involved in uploading short stories, anecdotes or poems to our website
Here's how

1. Go to the Your stories button
2. Just follow the instructions
3. Have a look at what has been uploaded already. Two or three anecdotes, a traveller's tale, two or three poems, and a host of short stories

Please contact the committee if you need any further update or help, or if you have any advice or information to pass on.
The committee met by Video conference on 24th. It proved very difficult, as we first tried Skype, then FaceTime, and finally WhatsApp. But all had their limitations. Finally we have found ZOOM - which really fills our requirements - and could be used by any Group leaders as well.
To find out more about ZOOM goto==> Keeping in touch - from TAT 250320 and then click on the ZOOM link

There is going to be an amazing lot of help on offer from the Third Age Trust. Just because we aren't allowed to make physical contact it doesn't mean that we can't go on meeting over the Internet, by phone or even by handwritten letter. Click on ==> Keep connected!

And they are now emailing a weekly news sheet. Sounds familiar!! All members should create a user ID on the Third Age Trust website. Then you have access to all the news and advice available.

And now is the time to click and take advantage of the FREE online courses offered by the Open University. Click here ==> OpenLearn

Especially COVID-19: Tackling the Novel Coronavirus

Developed specially by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine to provide information on this epidemic. It started last Monday (23rd March) with 3 weekly modules. The whole course usually remains available for a number of months.

Interested in Statistics? Look at Worldometers to get the latest update on COVID-19 - country by country almost in real time