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  • 01 Apr 2021 17:00 | Centrepoint (Administrator)

    Centrepoint will be hard locked from Thursday 1st April, 17:00, until Tuesday 6th April, 9:00. During this time it will not be possible to enter Centrepoint using the door key code.

  • 19 Mar 2021 09:00 | Centrepoint (Administrator)

    The results of the voting in the Centrepoint 2021 AGM can be viewed by clicking here to visit the AGM page (login required).



  • 18 Mar 2021 19:00 | Centrepoint (Administrator)

    The Centrepoint AGM, which will be held virtually via Zoom this year, will take place on Thursday 18th March at 19:00. Please look out for your invitation, which will arrive by either post or email and let us know whether you plan to attend by clicking here to register online (login required) or emailing agm[at]centrepoint.ch by 11th March.

    For more information, please click here to visit the AGM page (login required).

  • 01 Mar 2021 09:00 | Centrepoint (Administrator)

    In line with the Federal Council’s announcement that, from the 1st March, outdoor gatherings may be expanded to 15 people, the Board advises that Centrepoint outdoor activities may be held with up to this number of people.

    The other relaxations announced by the Federal Council from the 1st of March do not directly affect Centrepoint so the measures previously advised by the Centrepoint Board remain in place until further announcements are made. This means that the Wednesday evening and Friday morning virtual drop-ins continue to take place, the latter replacing Friday coffee mornings, and March’s Members' Apéro is replaced by the virtual Annual General Meeting on the 18th March.

    The full current guidelines advised by the Board are as follows: 

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

    • The Federal Government's Covid-19 guidelines state that private gatherings, sporting and cultural activities held inside be limited to 5 people. Therefore, all events and activities in Centrepoint premises involving more than 5 people are discontinued until further advisedAs such, Friday Coffee Mornings, the Members' Apéro and Kaffee auf Deutsch are cancelled until further advised.

    • Conversation groups and all digitally supported activities are offered via Zoom.

    • Face masks must be worn at all times while at Centrepoint. 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.

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

    • Centrepoint outdoor activites can take place with a maximum of 15 people.

    • 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.
    We thank you 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.
  • 29 Jan 2021 16:00 | Centrepoint (Administrator)

    An article featuring Centrepoint and Clara Demin, Centrepoint’s Media Relations Manager, was recently published in the Basler Zeitung and BaZ Online.

    Click here to read it (in German).

  • 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.

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