All information relating to Coronavirus will now appear here

Typical symptoms of coronavirus include fever, headaches, a dry cough and loss of taste and smell that may progress to a severe pneumonia causing shortness of breath and breathing difficulties.

5 November 2020
National Lockdown starts today at least until 2 December 2020

Covid Restrictions from 5 November 2020

  • You can exercise or meet in outdoor public spaces with one other person not form your household. You cannot meet in a private garden nor can in-person U3A activities take place
  • You must not meet socially indoors with anyone who is not in your immediate household or support bubble
  • You should avoid travelling in or out of your local area and you should look to reduce the number of journeys you make
  • There are no U3A activities that could take place at this time. All indoor and outdoor leisure,entertainment and sporting venues, including but not limited to:- Community Halls, golf courses, dance studios, museums, galleries, theatres, concert hall and botanical gardens will be closed.

24 October 2020
The U3A have issued advice on running activities. I have put this on a separate page with a link on the right

23 September 2020
The National U3A has recently supplied advice on restarting groups. There is a link to their document in the Groups page.

29 March 2020
The National U3A is now producing a "Newsletter Express" with frequent updates on events and matters relating to the coronavirus. There is a link on the right hand side of this page. We still encourage you to subscribe to the National Newsletter as this will bring updates direct to your email inbox. To subscribe you need to go to the U3A (Link) national website

19 March 2020
All Middlesbrough U3A activities are suspended with immediate affect until further notice. Activities on the groups pages will no longer take place until told otherwise.

Current advice from National U3A

Stop non-essential contact with others and adopt social distancing. Those in ‘at-risk’ groups are to be shielded from social contact for 12 weeks. People who should take particular care to minimise social contact are, among others, people over the age of 70.

We can all reduce the impact and spread of misinformation by relying on information from trusted sources such as:

The Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) advice is to use

  • NHS 111 England
  • Use online advice where possible and only phone 111 if absolutely necessary.
  • Use pharmacies and GPs responsibly, and go to the hospital only when you really need to.
  • Use links above to check current advice on using the 111 service

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.

You can also get further information from the National Third Age Trust (National U3A) Website.