covid-19 and cu3a

covid-19 and the cu3a


covid-19 has been an unprecedented event that has affected everyone in the United Kingdom and around the world.    On this website, we try and keep as much information as possible including previous year's Noticeboards, but due to the speed at which information was changing about covid-19, we had to remove and replace the information as it was released.

So rather than losing this information forever, we have created this page with links to the information as it was released.

The articles are in chronological order with the oldest at the bottom.

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Stay Safe



Our newsletter editor, Eileen Powell, kept us all sane by producing two newsletters some months during the pandemic.  The Newsletters include articles written by our members called Members' Musings.

You can view the newsletters by clicking the button below


Thames Valley Network (TVN)

The TVN has been running Zoom events since October 2020.  Some are free and some have a small charge.  We post information about the events both on our Facebook group and on this website.  Eileen Powell also sends out an email to all members about the latest events.

The TVN events also appeared on the Noticeboard and under the Interest Group News page, link below:

Covid-19 Diary

April 2022

This is intended to be the last post in this article.

We held our 7th-year Celebration Event at The Hub in Chalfont St Peter on the 5th of April 2022. Over 500 people attended including both members and non-members. Our music groups, including Old Time Musical, Singing for Pleasure and Yukele performed for us on the stage. We also have a demonstration of Flower Arranging.

Tony Darbyshire from the Photography group had put together a slide show which we displayed on the large screen

Many of your members had baked cakes and with tea and coffee, we kept everyone fed.

Following the government guidelines, the wearing of marks was optional and many people did not wear them.

You can view the photos of the event by clicking the link below:

November 2021

We saw the majority of our groups meeting up again in person at the Community Centre and the Leisure Centre.  The numbers attending the Monthly Meeting were restricted to 75, but members could also watch via Zoom.

On the 4th of November 2021, we had a face-to-face Convenors Meeting and Lunch.  51 Convenors attended and you can read more about it in the November 2021 Newsletter.

13th October 2021

We held our first "face to face" monthly meeting since the start of the lockdowns.  This was a talk by Colin Oakes titled "John Hampden in Buckinghamshire".

We also streamed the meeting via Zoom which enabled us to record the meeting for later viewing from the Members page.

2nd August 2021

Your Committee held its first meeing in person for over a year.

21st July 2021

The Chalfonts u3a Annual General Meeting was held over Zoom for the second time, we had 100 participants.  You can view the full meeting under the Members Page.  As part of the meeting Jane Barker was voted in as the Chalfonts u3a Chair, her role as secretary was taken over by Christine Hardwick.

Jane Barker 2
Chalfonts U3a Agm 2021


March 2021

This document shows the timeline for lockdowns between March 2020 and March 2021, this document is from the government's covid-19 site.

Click the picture to view the full-size version.


24th February 2021

The Chalfonts u3a held a Special General Meeting to agree to amend the cu3a constitution to reduce the quorum for the AGM to 10% of the current membership.   This was passed by our members.

You can view the notice of the meeting by clicking the link below


14th January 2021

Our Chairman, Bob Borwick, sent out the following email to all cu3a members announcing changes to the Annual Subscriptions and the Zoom monthly meetings

Bob Borwick Committeephoto

30th September 2020

The central u3a created the Facebook Group U3A Keeping In Touch for u3a members to stay in contact with each other and also a place to share ideas u3as are using to maintain learning and interests and to keep in touch.

This is a great group to join as you can get ideas and ask questions to members of other u3a groups.  Click the link to view the Facebook group


15th July 2020

On the back of the successful Zoom AGM, we held our first Zoom Monthly Meeting.  This was a talk from Ian Keable about the History of Cartoons.  The turnout for the Zoom Monthly Meetings has slowly been growing and in January 2021 we hit our license limit of 100 participants.  The committee agreed to pay for the additional license so we can now accept up to 500 participants.   FYI: The license steps are 100, 500, and 1000.  The additional license is £48/month.  We pay £141.56/year for the Zoom Meetings Pro license which allows us to have unlimited meetings.   You can view the 2020 Monthly Meetings by clicking the link below:


1st July 2020

The Chalfonts u3a Annual General Meeting was held over Zoom, we had over 120 participants.  You can view the full meeting under the Members Page.

16th March 2020

Our Chairman, Bob Borwick, sent out the following email to all cu3a members announcing the suspension of Chalfonts u3a Activities


15th March 2020

The Chalfonts Community Centre released the following notice.


25th March 2020

We launched our private FaceBook group to allow our members to keep in touch during the lockdown


3rd March 2020

Central u3a released a newsletter with the latest advice on coronavirus


3rd March 2020

Social Distancing advice was published by the UK Government