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M&L-U3A COVID-19 UPDATE

COVID-19 AND OUR U3A - UPDATED - 2nd APRIL 2021.
COMING OUT OF LOCKDOWN


AGM 2021

Our 13th Annual General Meeting will be held ONLINE at 10:30am on Tuesday 4th May 2021, more information is now available on this website. Members who have recently renewed their membership have been notified in person either by email or post. All relevant information and documents are also available to view and download HERE. Thank You.


ROAD MAP OUT OF LOCKDOWN

Road Map
In England the roadmap out of lockdown has begun. From 29 March, the ‘stay at home’ rule ended - and up to 6 people or 2 households can meet outside. Shielding ended on 31 March.

Outdoor Groups
Our outdoor activity groups are also set to resume. With the easing of certain restrictions regarding outdoor activities and people meeting outdoors some of our groups are keen to get going and meet up with other members.

FURTHER INFORMATION & ADVICE

Whilst many of us may have initially felt that the limitation imposed on us as a result of Covid-19 would only last for a short time, it is clear its impact on us all is going to be for a much longer period and that we will need to work collaboratively and supportively to help keep our U3A going.

As previously suggested below, we would encourage all members to use, where possible, other methods of communicating within their group(s).

POSSIBLE OPTIONS - FOR ALL GROUPS
Whilst restrictions remain in place for Indoor Groups, we would encourage members to consider (as there are a number of groups that might benefit) meeting within their activity groups using new(ish) video technologies such as WhatsApp, Skype or Zoom - our Computer Group remain available to help if necessary. As we also have a licenced Zoom account we can provide online meeting facilities to members.

This system has been successfully used by Committee also the Law For Fun and Family History groups have successfully met with interesting topics discussed. We have also re-introduced our 'Friday Quiz Night' (see the website for further details). We are extemely grateful to those members who regularly post on the website and would encourage more people to do so, thank you.


COMMITTEE
As ever, Committee continue to work in the background to discuss and manage issues as they arise, remotely. Should you wish to raise any questions please do not hesitate to contact us by email at: mandlu3a@gmail.com

The Committee would like to thank everyone for their continued patience and support during these very difficult times. As we continue to endeavour to ensure the safety of all of our Members, we would like to assure you that we will attempt to open up various activities only when we feel that it is safe to do so.


Thank you,
Maghull and Lydiate U3A – Committee.


Regitered Charity Number: 1116576 (England & Wales)