u3a during covid - update 22 July 2021

July 2021

The guidance for groups has been updated from 19 July

As we move towards opening up our activities and resuming face to face meetings, it is imperative that we follow the government guidance as we move through the steps of lockdown easing. Their aim is to be guided by the evidence at each step of the road map and we must follow their lead and recommendations at all times, remaining vigilant and flexible to their latest guidance whilst planning for the return journey for the members in our various interest groups.

To summarise the u3a procedure for resuming an activity or interest group is as follows:-

  1. Inform the committee of your plans and preparations for resuming

  2. Where appropriate download and follow a relevant Risk Assessment from a National Governing Body for your sporting activity or use an appropriate u3a risk assessment template for your activity.

  3. Inform your members of what to expect and how to prepare for returning

  4. Ask members to complete a personal assessment (pre-attendance) before attending.

  5. Please ensure you are following the most current government guidance on social distancing, and maintaining Covid-secure requirements at all times. For instance, you may be required to continue to keep a register of participants for 21 days after the activity for Track and Trace beyond the roadmap.

National guidance for u3a activities from 22 July can be found by clicking on this link.

Group leaders checklist click here

Personal check list click here

Frequently Asked Questions (still current) click here

If you wish to start meeting as a group please contact Hilary Loney at

Pat Cockett