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  • 26 Jan 2021 16:00 | Centrepoint (Administrator)

    Take a new step for yourself today! Use your administration skills to act as the Board Secretary for Centrepoint.

    We are looking for a Board secretary to join our team to create value for our members.
    What we offer is being a part of a team with a common goal, lots of fun and flexible time management.
    What we are looking for is a proactive, committed and practical teammate.
    If you are interested and want to know more, please contact volunteers[at]centrepoint.ch


  • 25 Jan 2021 09:00 | Centrepoint (Administrator)

    Feeling bored or experiencing the “lockdown blues”…?

    Centrepoint and its Library remain open to members during normal Desk Hours*. Why not drop in, browse the library shelves and borrow a book or DVD?

    Members may borrow books and DVDs free of charge. Each member can borrow 10 books or 5 DVDs at a time. Books are lent for 28 days, DVDs for 14 days. Books may be renewed for a further 28 days. Click here for more details about what the Library offers.


    * Please note that, due to Covid-19 restrictions, currently no more than 5 members, including Front Desk volunteers, are allowed at Centrepoint premises at any one time."



  • 14 Jan 2021 16:00 | Centrepoint (Administrator)

    The Federal Council announced tighter measures on 13 January. These come into force on 18 January and will apply until at least the end of February. 

    In addition to the already communicated Covid-19 Guidelines, the Centrepoint Board has decided the following measures based on the Federal Council's Guidelines:

    • No more than 5 members, including Front Desk volunteers, are allowed at Centrepoint premises at any one time.

    • The new Covid-19 guidelines issued by the Federal Government state that private gatherings, sporting and cultural activities be limited to 5 people. Therefore, all events and activities in Centrepoint premises will be discontinued until further notice. In particular, Friday Coffee Mornings, Members' Apéro and Kaffee auf Deutsch are cancelled until further notice.
    • Conversation groups and all digitally supported activities will be offered via Zoom.

    • Face masks must be worn at all times. The mask may only be taken off while drinking. Please note that drinking is only allowed while seated. Eating inside Centrepoint is prohibited.

    • Please observe a social distance of at least 1.5 meters even while wearing a mask.

    • All members are requested to follow the general hygiene guidelines issued by the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH/BAG) and the Canton of Basel-Stadt.

    • At least one window should stay open while using the rooms.

    We thank you in advance for your understanding and support. We are looking forward to resuming our normal activities as soon as the circumstances allow us to do so safely.

    Centrepoint remains open during normal Desk Hours but no more than 5 members, including Front Desk volunteers, are allowed at Centrepoint premises at any one time.

  • 14 Jan 2021 15:00 | Centrepoint (Administrator)

    The new Covid-19 guidelines issued by the Federal Government state that private gatherings, sporting and cultural activities be limited to 5 people. Therefore, all events and activities in Centrepoint premises will be discontinued until further notice. In particular, Friday Coffee Mornings, Members' Apéro and Kaffee auf Deutsch are cancelled until further notice.

    In the meantime, thank you for your patience and understanding. Take care of yourselves. We will continue to get together and do most of our activities virtually in line with Covid-19 guidelines. We will share further updates on the website, our Facebook page and in the Weekly Briefing. 

  • 13 Jan 2021 17:00 | Centrepoint (Administrator)

    Did you know that you can keep in touch with Centrepoint through Facebook and Instagram?  To follow us, simply click on the icons displayed in the bottom right-hand corner of this webpage.

  • 18 Dec 2020 13:00 | Centrepoint (Administrator)

    Please note that Centrepoint will be hard-locked from 13:00 on Friday 18th December until 09:00 on Monday 4th January. During this time it will not be possible to enter Centrepoint's premises by using the door code.

  • 10 Dec 2020 09:00 | Centrepoint (Administrator)

    The following updated Covid-19 guidelines have been issued by the Centrepoint Board:

    • No more than 15 members are allowed at Centrepoint premises at any one time. Not included in this number are the front desk volunteers. 

    • If there are two or more activities held at the same time, the respective organisers should coordinate attendance between them 

    • We ask that members leave Centrepoint promptly at the end of their activity to allow others to use the premises 

    • Please open the windows on a regular basis for at least 5 to 10 minutes 

    • Face masks must be worn at all times. They may be removed while eating or drinking. Please note also that eating and drinking is only allowed while seated

    • All members are requested to follow the general hygiene guidelines issued by the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH/BAG) and the Canton of Basel-Stadt

  • 27 Nov 2020 10:30 | Centrepoint (Administrator)

    Further to the additional COVID-19 regulations issued by the canton of Basel-Stadt to take effect from the 23rd November, Centrepoint has regrettably taken the decision to CANCEL the Friday Coffee Mornings on:

    • 27th November
    • 4th December
    • 11th December

    It is hoped that the coffee morning on the 18th December will take place.

  • 26 Nov 2020 09:00 | Centrepoint (Administrator)

    YouDare Coaching is the latest business to join our privileges scheme. To view the advantages offered by this business and all of the businesses taking part in our privileges scheme, please click here.


  • 25 Nov 2020 10:30 | Centrepoint (Administrator)

    Would you like to practise your German or help others improve theirs? Come and join us at Centrepoint on Wednesday mornings between 10:30 and 12:15 for a cup of coffee or tea and some German “Geplauder”. Don’t be shy; just use the German you have!

    Everyone is welcome but numbers are limited.


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