U3A Redcliffe Inc.

Welcome to U3A Redcliffe

U3A Redcliffe is the largest over 50s organisation on the Redcliffe Peninsula. Our home is on the ground floor of the Moreton Bay Regional Council office in Irene Street. We are proud of our contribution to our community providing learning and social opportunities to people over 50 who have retired or are semi-retired.

U3A Redcliffe Inc. is run by volunteers and is an apolitical and non-denominational organisation.

Queensland Government regulation regarding COVID-19 vaccinations

Effective from Friday 17 December 2021, Queensland Government regulations require non-essential services and businesses to only allow people who have been double-vaccinated against COVID 19 on their premises. This means U3A Redcliffe has to impose a checking system from this date. If you do not provide proof of double vaccination, you will not be able to enter the campus and attend classes, or work as a volunteer office team member, or volunteer tutor.

Starting term 1, 2022 we will have volunteers at our entry door checking the vaccination status of any member turning up for classes or for volunteer duties.

We are very mindful of the need to continue to provide a safe environment for our members, and your health and safety is our priority. However, we must comply with Qld Government regulations. Polling conducted at the recent general meeting of members also indicates our members overwhelmingly support the need for us to comply with these requirements.

How you can produce evidence you have been double vaccinated

As an operator of a non-essential business, U3A Redcliffe is required to enforce the following Queensland Government restrictions:

 All U3A Redcliffe members or any visitors to our campus must give their contact information, proof of COVID-19 vaccination or evidence of medical contraindication by using the Check In Qld app or another measure of record keeping before entering our campus.

 If you have not downloaded your vaccination certificate onto the Check In Qld app, you must produce your written certificate of vaccination.

 If you have a medical certificate from a medical practitioner that states you are medically exempt from the vaccination this must be produced for our office members to inspect.

This means:

 we will ask for evidence of vaccination from our members at the time of check-in or entry to our campus, and

 if a member cannot or refuses to provide evidence, we have no option but to refuse entry to the campus and ask the person to leave the premises

It is vitally important that we continue to provide a safe environment and comply with Queensland Government regulations, so we seek your co-operation to achieve these goals.

If we do not follow the regulations twe cannot continue to operate our campus and provide classes for you.

The following information is copied from the Queensland Government website for your information:

Restrictions for unvaccinated people

From 17 December 2021, unvaccinated people will be unable to:

 visit vulnerable settings, including hospitals, residential aged care, disability accommodation services, and prisons.

This does not apply to residents and patients of these facilities, and there will be some exceptions for medical treatment, end-of-life visits, childbirth and emergency situations.

 attend hospitality venues such as hotels, pubs, clubs, taverns, bars, restaurants or cafes

 attend indoor entertainment venues such as nightclubs, live music venues, karaoke bars, concerts, theatres or cinemas

 attend outdoor entertainment activities such as sporting stadiums, theme parks or tourism experience like reef excursions

 attend festivals either indoor or outdoor such as musical festivals, folk festivals or arts festivals

 attend Queensland Government owned galleries, museums or libraries.

These restrictions target non-essential leisure activities which are not essential for people to meet their basic needs, but present a considerable risk to contributing to an outbreak in our community when our borders reopen.

Fully vaccinated

Fully vaccinated means a person has had the required two doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccine by 16 December 2021. It does not include a booster shot or a two-week wait after the second dose.

Proof of vaccination

Proof of vaccination verifies that a person is fully vaccinated. You must show either a printed or electronic form before entering a business establishment or venue.

There are 3 different types of proof available that you can get for free:

 a COVID-19 digital certificate

 your immunisation history statement (IHS)

 an International COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate for overseas travel.

The COVID-19 vaccination certificate can be viewed or printed through:

 Medicare Online via MyGov

 Express Plus Medicare mobile app

 My Health Record.

If you would like to read the full information on the Queensland Government website, then click here.

2002 Term 1 Course Handbook

Members should by now have received their copy of the 2022 Term 1 Course Handbook, either by email or by mail.

Click here to see all the courses we are offering this term. Please check with the relevant tutor to ensure there is space in the class you wish to enroll in as numbers are limited by Covid regulations.

Change to start date for Term 1

With Covid currently running rampant in Queensland, and most of our members being in a vulnerable age group, the Management Committee has decided to push back the start of Term 1 to 7 February, in line with changes to the Queensland school term.

The campus will still be open for enrollments and re-enrollments on 17, 18 and 19 January.

Please remember to wear your mask and bring along your proof of vaccination or valid medical exemption.