Tiptree

Coronavirus

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LATEST ADVICE FROM THE U3: LatestCorvid

ADVICE FROM THE GOVERNMENT CAN BE FOUND HERE: Government Coronavirus Updates

ADVICE FROM THE NHS CAN BE FOUND HERE: NHS Coronavirus Updates

ADVICE FROM THE NATIONAL U3A CAN BE FOUND HERE: U3A Coronavirus Updates

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Tiptree U3A Committee - Coronavirus Update to members

Tiptree U3A committee have all been following the Coronavirus situation very closely, mindful that many of our U3A members may be more susceptible to infection and complications caused by age, pre-existing medical conditions and lowered immunity levels.

The committee have made the decision that Tiptree U3A Monthly Meetings will be cancelled for the following three months (March, April, May) and we will review again in late May 2020.

We know many of you will be disappointed but we think it is the right thing to do at this time. If you have any U3A friends that do not have email, please can you let them know.

We will be sending an email shortly regarding interest group.

Kind regards

Jacquie and the committee

Coronavirus Advice @ 05 March 2020

Latest Coronavirus Advice from the Third Age Trust CEO, Sam Mauger

This is our latest coronavirus update. We will continue to update the advice when required to
respond to any further developments in the spread of the virus.

We understand that each committee will assess the risk to their members and make the decisions
that they feel can ensure the safety of their members, taking into account any known risks at that
time.

We would ask U3A committees and members to keep fellow members up to date with advice about
coronavirus.

Our advice currently is as follows:

At all times members should follow the most up to date government advice about coronavirus. We
hope that coronavirus will not affect any of our members.

❖ If a member has returned from one of the areas identified by the government and has any of
the symptoms identified on the government website
❖ they should not hold interest groups in their own homes, or attend interest groups or attend
monthly meetings until they have followed the NHS advice provided after calling 111

❖ If a U3A finds that a member has contracted coronavirus, please let the Trust know
immediately

❖ The members of interest groups that any member with coronavirus has attended should all
call 111 to ask for advice

❖ The monthly meeting should be cancelled for that month (and possibly longer) until the
spread of the virus has been assessed.

In general a U3A may consider other precautions such as using hand sanitiser gel in interest groups
and monthly meetings and reducing physical contact such as shaking hands until further information
becomes available.