Stanway in Colchester

Information for Group Leaders

The Third Age a trust has issued updated guidance following England moving to step 4 of their Lockdown Easing Road Map.

Group Leaders must read and follow the full advice in the document Resuming activities face to face.

To summarise the u3a procedure for resuming an activity or interest group is as follows:-

  • Inform our Group Liaison & Support Administrator of your plans and preparations for resuming.
  • Where appropriate download and follow a relevant Risk Assessment from a National Governing Body for your sporting activity or use the u3a risk assessment for your activity.
  • Inform your members of what to expect and how to prepare for returning. Ask members to self-assess for symptoms before attending. For some activities group leaders may decide to ask members to check in using the NHS App to scan their QR code or where required continue to keep a register of participants for 21 days after the activity for Track and Trace purposes.

At present, there is no mandate from the Government that people must have the vaccine, therefore the Third Age Trust & Stanway u3a will not be issuing any requirements that members must have the vaccine or that they can’t take part in activities without having had their vaccines.

Forms for Group Leader use including risk assessment templates can be found on our Policies, Procedures & Forms page.

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Other support for Group Leaders

Group Leaders Handbook May 2021

Subject Advice - There is a network of over 70 national subject advisers, whose role is to provide advice on both the setting up of a group in their particular speciality and the sustainability of ones already in existence, which may benefit from new ideas or a different approach.