Decision details

Closure to public of all Museum, Library & Archive sites from end of opening hours on Friday 20th March until further notice

Decision Maker: Director of Economy and Place

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The decision has been taken due to the unprecedented threat to Public Health posed by the outbreak of COVID-19. Closing sites will support the recommendations of national government for people to avoid places where there are public gatherings. The decision has been taken to protect staff, volunteers and the public from the threat of COVID-19. Herefordshire Council is aware of its statutory obligation to provide a ‘comprehensive and efficient’ library service and is working to maintain access in as many ways as possible. Amendments have already been made to allow the borrowing of larger numbers of items, online resources will remain available and a Home Delivery Service to Housebound and vulnerable customers will continue. Additional resources will be invested in increasing the stock of e-books and e-audio resources

Contact: Richard Ball, Director for economy and place Email: Tel: 01432260965.

Publication date: 18/03/2020

Date of decision: 18/03/2020

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