|Latest Advice on Coronavirus|
From Chief Executive Sam Mauger
Dear Chairs and Secretaries,
This is our latest coronavirus update. We will continue to update the advice when required to respond to any further developments in the spread of the virus.
We understand that each committee will assess the risk to their members and make the decisions that they feel can ensure the safety of their members, taking into account any known risks at that time.
We would ask U3A committees and members to keep fellow members up to date with advice about coronavirus. Please distribute this to your members. Your support in this is very appreciated.
At all times members should follow the most up to date government advice about coronavirus. We hope that coronavirus will not affect any of our members.
Our advice currently is as follows:
**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, please let the Trust know immediately
**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.
In general a U3A may 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
Coronavirus Advice in a PDF
Following the confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK, the
Goverment and NHS have issued advice for members of the public.
The Third Age Trust wants to share this advice with you.
Typical symptoms of coronavirus include fever and a cough that may
progress to a severe pneumonia causing shortness of breath and
The UK Chief Medical Officers are advising anyone who has travelled to
the UK from mainland China, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong
Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau in the last 14 days and is
experiencing cough or fever or shortness of breath, to stay indoors and
call NHS 111, even if symptoms are mild.
More information about the virus, as well as symptoms and advice, is
available to view at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public
Or on the NHS England website at: https://www.england.nhs.uk/2020/02/statement-from-nhs-england-and-nhs-improvement-on-coronavirus/