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For information about group and activity meetings, and how to comply with local and national Covid-19 restrictions. Plus the impact of recent changes in legislation. Keep checking here, for the latest news from the Alsager U3A Committee.

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Message from Editor

Saturday 31 October 2020

The Prime Minister has announced a four-week lockdown, starting on Thursday 5 November. Restrictions will be slightly different from the national lockdown that was imposed during the spring. For more details, please visit the Government website (click here ).

The committee will discuss the impact on Alsager U3A, and Roger Poole (Chair) will issue a statement shortly.

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Coronavirus Update

Wednesday 14 October 2020

In the light of the increasing spread of coronavirus in the North West, and taking into account the vulnerability of the U3A age group, the Alsager U3A committee has taken the decision to suspend all indoor activities for a period of four weeks with immediate effect. This will be reviewed at the next committee meeting on Wednesday 11th November.

Roger Poole
(Chair, Alsager and District U3A)

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Coronavirus Update

Tuesday 15 September 2020

On Monday 14th September, National Virus Laws came into effect. Alsager U3A Committee have looked very carefully at how these laws, and their implementation, might affect our use of community venues. We recognise that social interaction in small groups is very important for our members' personal wellbeing. However our primary focus is our members' physical safety.

Therefore, we have made the following decisions. These decisions apply to all Alsager U3A group and activity meetings, with immediate effect. They reflect current government advice, and they apply for the foreseeable future.

  • All group and activity meetings (excluding organised sport meetings, see below) will be restricted to 6 members. This includes any leader(s). This applies for both indoor and outdoor meetings.
  • All indoor meetings must take place in a Covid secure environment. All groups (and their individual participants) must conform to the risk assessment for that group. This includes social distancing rules set by government, and any other rules set by the venue itself.
  • For organised sport meetings (indoor and outdoor): groups such as Table Tennis, Bowls, and Walking, are exceptions to 'The Rule of 6'. However, all these groups must follow the Covid rules of their organising body.

For all current (and prospective) members: you will be excited to learn that many of our group activities are now open. Did you decline a previous invitation, to re-join your group? Or are you looking for a group with vacancies, before joining Alsager U3A? Whatever your interests, you're sure to find something in our current list of offerings:

  • Ancient Greek Language
  • Bowls
  • Brush Up Your French
  • Creative Writing
  • Cycling
  • Discussion
  • Family History
  • French Self Help
  • Keep Active to Music
  • Knitting and Crochet
  • Photo Editing
  • Short Story Study
  • Table Tennis
  • Talk Times
  • Ukulele
  • Walking

Please also note :

  • If you see the asterisk (*), this means the group has just opened
  • More groups to open (tbc): Badminton, Keep Fit, Painting for Pleasure
  • For more information, visit the groups' section by clicking here
  • Alternatively, contact the committee via groups@alsageru3a.org.uk

These are exceptional times. But we will do everything possible, to ensure all our members stay connected – and stay safe.

Roger Poole
(Chair, Alsager and District U3A)

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