Kempsey Macleay Valley U3A 2020 Term 3

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Welcome to Kempsey Macleay Valley U3A Incorporated

We are finally back, but you will notice a few changes due to COVID-19 precautions.
New Enrolment procedures are in place to comply with Social Distancing requirements.

We also have a new website which is still very much a work-in-progress.
To access our Newsletter and other Member related topics, you will now have to Login to our new Members Area.
Existing members and New members will be sent Login details very shortly.

We’re Back For Term 3!
Finally we can attempt to get up and going! We are aiming to run for all of Term 3, beginning on Monday 27 July, ending on Friday 18 September.
However, it’s not going to be totally straightforward during this coming term.
Our biggest concern is to make things as safe as possible for members who choose to come back to classes. Our main priorities will be about physical distancing, strict but practical use of good hygiene, and accurate attendance recording to ensure that we know who has attended any KMVU3A activity, so that if a case of COVID19 does rise, then we have information immediately available for tracing any possible contacts.

How will this all work?
The emphasis will be on co-operation, with support and assistance from all class members. All attendees will be asked to remain after class (not for detention!) to help with wiping down of chairs, tables, door handles, remote controls, bathroom and kitchen surfaces, and sweeping of floors where appropriate utensils are available.
There will be a COVID-19 Action Plan in place for Tozer Street, located on the notice board, as U3A is responsible for these premises.

Enrolment
There will be no enrolment day as such due to the virtual impossibility of maintaining social distancing.
Full details of the new Enrolment process is spelled out in the Newsletter.

Physical Distancing
Venues that have been booked for use in Term 3 have been measured and assessed to determine the maximum number of people who will be allowed to occupy each learning space. This could mean that your class numbers might have to be limited, or may be moved to a larger location, or offered in two separate sessions. Where appropriate, seating will be arranged to conform to current social distancing rules.

Hygiene
Class members will be asked to use hand sanitiser on entering the venue. (Class leaders will be provided with sanitiser as required.)
Before and after each class, chairs and tables must be wiped with sanitiser or disinfectant.
Each person will need to bring their own cup/mug, tea, coffee, milk and biscuits/ cakes, but hot water will be available as usual.

Recording
Class attendance sheets will be marked by the class leader (or a nominated member of the class group) as people arrive at the class.
Everyone entering a venue for a class will already have their name and contact number recorded on the Contacts list held by Class Leaders. If any case of COVID virus is discovered, details from this list can be forwarded to the relevant authorities immediately, so contact tracing can begin.

Need Help?
If you have any concerns at all about your class, please talk to your class leader, or contact any member of the Committee (phone numbers are shown in the newsletter) so that any problems can be addressed promptly.
Over the next few weeks, we hope to get a better idea of what will happen in terms of restrictions etc so that we can start planning for Term 4.
So for now, let’s try to get back into renewing friendships and catching up with all the local goings-on (there MUST have been something happening in these past few months!), and getting ourselves back into new experiences and learning opportunities.
Enjoy the last couple of months of winter and the lead-in to spring!

You can also check the Online Resources page to continue your Third Age learning experience...

Page updated 12-07-2020
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