CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION

NHS Test and Trace: To view this document click here.

Update Number 2 (April 2020): To view this document click here.

 

Update Number 1 (25.03.20)

Message from the Chairman

As I am sure you know by now, along with many other U3As, North Walsham U3A has suspended all face to face meetings and activities to support the government’s ‘social distancing’ response to the coronavirus outbreak. The committee did this with great regret but really do feel that we need to do all we can to limit the spread of the disease and protect ourselves and others.

 

However, that doesn’t mean that North Walsham U3A has closed down. There are lots of things we can do to stay in touch and keep learning together. This update and future ones will include news, ideas and information to help you do so.

 

We have included:

  • Information from National U3A, North Norfolk District Council and North Walsham Town Council

  • Information about using different kinds of social media to stay in touch with each other

  • Ways to keep learning from home that won’t cost anything

 

To get started, I’d like to share the following links that all made me smile for one reason or another:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/21/man-runs-marathon-on-7-metre-balcony-during-french-lockdown

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2020/mar/21/a-lasagne-the-size-of-wembley-whatsapp-joke-swallowed-whole

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/03/21/bog-roll-bandits-three-people-arrested-toilet-paper-heist/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-wales-51976372/coronavirus-care-home-plays-life-size-hungry-hungry-hippos

 

I hope you find it useful and really do want your feedback and contributions to future editions via the contact page on our website:  https://www.northwalshamu3a.org/contact-us

 

I would especially like to be able to share:

  • Examples of what interest groups have been doing to keep up their activities

  • Tips on how to use technology to keep in touch

  • Examples of things that members are doing to help each other and their neighbours

  • Anything that will make people feel a bit more cheerful and optimistic

 

Most of you will receive this via email or the North Walsham U3A website but I know some of you don’t have the internet at home. If you don’t, you will receive coronavirus updates by post with your monthly newsletters and we will try to include as much information as we can that doesn’t depend on access to the internet.

 

If you decide to ‘take the plunge’ and get a new internet connection, Richard is happy to be contacted for advice on this or any other IT-related matter by telephone (number in 2020 Programme Card).

 

Finally, even though there are lots of internet-based suggestions in this update, don’t forget the most obvious and lower-tech ways of staying in touch, talking to each other by phone or (at a safe distance) in person!

Click here for part 2 of this Update.

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