York

Lockdown

This page exists to provide information that may be of use to our members during lockdown or while social distancing rules are still in place. Please also note that some of our groups are continuing via various means such as video links, emails etc, and these are highlighted on the Groups page.

Added since 1st June - Trust U3A, see below

Top section - NHS Trust and Trace, how to be sure calls are genuine
Lower section - Potential sources of information appear lower down

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This advice about NHS Test and Trace calls was issued on 29th May by North Yorkshire Police, and we feel it is important enough to our members to share here:

The following information has been circulated from the City of London National Fraud Intelligence Bureau
NHS test and trace.

If NHS Test and Trace calls you by phone, the service will be using a single phone number 0300 0135 000. The only website the service will ask you to visit is https://contact-tracing.phe.gov.uk.

Contact tracers will NEVER:

  • Ask you to dial a premium rate number to speak to us (for example, those starting 09 or 087)
  • Ask you to make any form of payment
  • Ask for any details about your bank account
  • Ask for your social media identities or login details, or those of your contacts
  • Ask you for any passwords or PINs, or ask you to set up any passwords or PINs over the phone
  • Ask you to purchase a product
  • Ask you to download any software to your device or ask you to hand over control of your PC, smartphone or tablet
  • Ask you to access any website that does not belong to the Government or NHS

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OrganisationLinkDescription
National U3Ahttps://www.u3a.org.uk/Site is regularly updated. It incudes this useful page on communication methods for keeping in touch: Keeping in Touch Tools
York U3A It HelpIThelpAre you a fairly new computer / tablet / smartphone user? Or an established user wanting to keep up to date? If you have any queries or would like to chat through making better use of your devices and applications, then there is a group of York U3A members who are happy to help, click on Ithelp on the left to send a message
Trust U3Ahttps://u3asites.org.uk/trustu3a New for Lockdown, a virtual U3A, with a membership fee and groups that can be joined
Police Local info updateshttps://northyorkshire.police.uk/Current information and it is possible to sign up to email updates
York Older Peoples Assemblyhttps://www.yorkassembly.org.uk/y1/YOPA is a charity in York with an informative website, £5 membership fee to receive email updates
Online trainingSkills ToolkitProvided by National Careers Services - several reference the use of technology
Local shoppinghttps://www.yorkhighstreet.com/A new site to support our local shops
Bristol U3ABristol U3A WebsiteRather than reinvent the wheel, have a look at the Bristol U3A website they've already done so much work for online sites to educate and entertain
GreysnetGreysnetA new website called Greysnet has just been launched with the support of the National Lottery Community Fund to help older people all over the country to stay connected and keep mind and body active during the current Coronavirus lockdown