Please Note: The information here is for the benefit of U3A Members and mostly comes from the Chief Health Officer Daily Updates, or Premier’s Website. It is not an interpretation, or about the future unless this is contained in the Chief Health Officer Advices. Please use Links provided and you’re also strongly encouraged to research information yourselves.
Updated 22 October 2021
Chief Health Officer Update 08 September 2021
From 11.59pm on Thursday 9 September, the five reasons to leave the home will be removed in regional Victoria, except for Greater Shepparton. There will be no limit on the distance regional Victorians can travel from home – other than restrictions on entry to metropolitan Melbourne. See more ……...
U3A Bendigo Activities
U3A Bendigo’s activities are able to recommence from Friday, 10 September, provided COVID-Safe restrictions are followed.
This means up to 10 members in addition to Convenors can meet indoors in each of the rooms at St Mary’s and up to 20 members in St Mary’s Hall.
Members meeting outdoors, such as the walking groups, are limited to groups of 10 plus Convenors.
No indoor recreation is allowed, so that means Table Tennis or Walking Futsal are unable to meet just yet.
No meetings are currently allowed in private homes.
Safety remains our top priority, so please make sure to respect social distancing rules, sign in using the QR code, wear a mask and use sanitiser regularly.
Importantly, please don’t attend if you’re unwell.
We understand U3A Bendigo is important to you, so please stay connected via the usual channels and check our website for up-to-date information. More information about the easing of COVID restrictions across regional Victoria is
Please contact your Convenor to confirm when your activity is resuming.
The U3A Bendigo Team
Now we’re opening up again:
We will continue to follow State Government advice and we look forward to welcoming you at St Mary’s, where we all need to work to maintain a COVID-safe environment.
Please keep in touch with your Convenor regarding start dates for your activities.
Cleaning, record keeping, and other COVIDSafe requirements will continue to apply to all venues and facilities with on-site operations.
All members are required to use the Victorian Government QR Code Service and to ensure that attendance records are maintained.
– If you have any symptoms, no matter how mild, please do not join a U3A Bendigo Activity. Please get tested for COVID-19 and isolate until a negative test result is given.
More information can be found at While Risks Remain, Victoria Can Take Cautious Steps Ahead.
and at https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-covidsafe-settings