● Following the latest official advice from the Government at the beginning of last week about the need for ‘epidemic suppression’, the National Office of the U3A movement has issued the following guidelines for local U3As.
“The current advice is to stop non-essential contact with others and adopt social distancing. Those in ‘at-risk’ groups are to be shielded from social contact for 12 weeks. People who should take particular care to minimise social contact are, among others, people over the age of 70.”
● The decision of the Bournemouth U3A Committee is to implement this official advice which has been issued with our health and well-being in mind.
WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT,
ALL OUR MEMBERSHIP ACTIVITIES ARE SUSPENDED
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
● In addition, the trustees of St James Institute have similarly closed their property until further notice. This means that our U3A Office is also closed. If you wish to contact us please use the following email addresses and we will get back to you as soon as possible...............
As we are unable to offer a computer group, you may be interested in this club. This friendly group is an ideal place to learn new skills in a relaxed,environment. Sessions are run every Thursday at 9.30am and 11.00am to provide support and advice. Skilled volunteers can help you with mobile phones, tablets and laptops. One to one help is available and there is no limit to how many times you can attend. Sessions cost £2.00. Refreshments are available. No need to book.
Maybe run a small group from your own home? We welcome new ideas, all you need in many instances is enthusiasm. If you have an interest in something, why not see if there are others with the same interest? New ideas this year have proved extremely successful. Please don't be shy in discussing suggestions with us! Please ring the office on 01202 420700 to discuss.
Term Dates 2020/2021 are:
Summer Term Monday 20th April 2020 - Monday 22nd June 2020 inclusive
Autumn Term Monday 28th September 2020 - Friday 4th December 2020
Spring Term Monday 4th January 2021 - Friday 12th March 2021
Summer Term Monday 19th April 2021 - Monday 21st June 2021
The summer term finishes on a Monday to help compensate for bank holidays lost.