From Third Age Trust Chief Executive Sam Mauger
All U3A committees have been asked to keep fellow members up to date with advice about coronavirus and to make the following recommendations.
In the situation that any U3A Orpington member thinks they may have been at risk of contracting the virus or has been diagnosed with it:
- 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, we have been asked to let the Trust know immediately. Please alert any member of the Orpington committee if you think this is the case.
- 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.
Please 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