March 2020 Newsletter

Hello All

Please find below the first of our hopefully many more newsletters. This will not replace the emails and messages regarding events if they have to be sent separately, as well as emergency communications!

This is a new initiative we are trying and we will be doing our upmost best to continue with it. We will be sending one every 1-2 months where possible. If you have anything that you would like to be included in future newsletters please send the information to

Please read down below, as there are several items including the latest COVID-19 update from the government. 

Athia Samaj Media Team 


As of yesterday evening (23/03/2020), the government have put out stricter restrictions 

These include, but are not limited to: 

  • Everyone should stay in their homes unless for one of four reasons
  1. – Shopping for food or medicine
  2. – Exercise for yourself or pets alone or with members of your household only. Not with friends or extended family. 
  3. – Medical appointments or as a carer visiting a vulnerable person
  4. – Travel to and from work for essential workers only
  •  All non-essential shops closed except: food, pharmacy, newsagents, vets, petrol stations, hardware, banks, launderettes and undertakers
  • Parks to stay open but communal play areas closed
  • Places of worship closed except for funerals
  • No gatherings of more than 2 people except for households
  • Roads and rail networks to stay open but only for essential workers to get to work
  • Police will have emergency powers from Thursday to arrest or fine anyone who doesn’t comply

More information can be found here: 

As mentioned before, if you are feeling unwell or presenting any symptoms, please begin self isolation at home and follow advice previously given. Alternatively more information for this can be found on:

Please keep yours and your loved ones health a top priority! 

Isolation Tips!

We all know home isolation for adults and kids can become rather tiresome and boring, and for all of us, this is a time of something we have never experienced before. However it’s something we must do for the benefit of others.

Below are just a few things that are happening or what can be done during this time for adults and kids to keep yourselves occupied and the mind healthy.



Things all can enjoy

Events Update

Due to the recent restrictions in place during these uncertain times, please find an update of the events which are currently cancelled/postponed.

Events beyond April will be updated nearer the time.

• ALL Mandir Puja (Thursdays, Fridays, Bij etc) – CANCELLED TILL FURTHER NOTICE

• March Vrat Marsh Ujavanu (29/03/2020) – CANCELLED

• Easter Fun Day 2020 (05/04/2020) – CANCELLED

• Allergies Talk by Dr Deepen Patel (05/04/2020) – POSTPONED TILL FURTHER NOTICE