Review and future development
This guidance extends until further notice. It sets out both our current advice and guidance for public libraries in helping to handle COVID-19, as well as beginning to develop a route map towards restarting activities within overarching public health considerations.
Our next step is to continue to develop plans to address the wider issues needed to get public library services restarted again.
Easing restrictions will not mean returning to how things were before the virus. Physical distancing, hand hygiene, and other critical behaviours will be essential in each area to ensure public and workforce confidence.
This guidance will be updated and reviewed as required in consultation with the sector’s employers and unions. Please ensure you use the latest version.
It is for individual public library services in conjunction with trade union or workforce representatives to decide how best to successfully adopt and adapt guidance for their individual circumstances.