Now that the covid-19 rules allow, we are meeting once again in the Aldeburgh Library, Victoria Rd, Aldeburgh IP15 5EG, on the third Wednesday of every month. The doors are open at 7pm, allowing time for informal discussion and advice. The programme starts at 7.30pm and runs to 9.30pm. Variations to this regular programme, if there are any, will appear on the Programme page on this website. The Library has flexible seating arrangements, which suit our needs very well. There is a digital display system and so we show most of our photographs as digitally projected images (DPIs). There is plenty of car parking space nearby.
Covid Policy for meetings in the library
We have looked at the covid policy in place for the Friends of Aldeburgh Library courses, in the same venue, and their guidelines seem sensible – to have had 2 jabs, to wear masks when moving about the library, and to accept reasonable distancing between seats in a way that you would see at other venues. We ask that those attending follow similar guidance.
Lockdown & Zoom
When we couldn’t meet face to face, we have run meetings online using ZOOM software. It is always possible we might have to do that again. This is pretty easy to use and it doesn’t need to cost you anything. You can download it from the webpage zoom.us. If you need help, there are some short video guides. There is a video showing how to signup and download the package (only 2 minutes 23 seconds). If you don’t use Microsoft Outlook and don’t use Firefox or Chrome, don’t worry. In that case, you just need the desktop app. (Of course if any of these do apply, you will need to follow the guidance shown in this video.). There is another video showing how to join a meeting (lasting 1 minute 9 seconds). Finally there is a video showing how to test or change settings after you have joined a meeting; this lasts 1 minute 42 seconds. And remember that once zoom is installed and working, you could use it to speak to friends and family. If anyone has problems with this, please let Stuart know and he will try and help. Even if the setup seems satisfactory, you are recommended to test your audio settings in advance by going to zoom.us/test.