To open the libraries at Leintwardine, Peterchurch, Weobley, Belmont, Colwall, Kington and Bromyard for public access
Decision Maker: Director of Economy and Place
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
The above sites have been closed for public
access during the Covid-19 pandemic. Bromyard has also been closed
due to building related issues. In line with previous government
guidance, a click and collect service has been available at
Leintwardine, Belmont, Colwall and Kington.
To ensure staff and customer safety, Herefordshire Council has been adopting a phased reintroduction of its library service to the public, firstly with the introduction of a click and collect service and then with the gradual re-opening of its sites for public access. With the removal by the government of all remaining legal restrictions on Monday 19 July, re-opening the above sites from week beginning 26 July will mean that all of Herefordshire’s 11 libraries will be open for public access once more as Hereford, Ross, Leominster and Ledbury libraries are already open to the public.
Use of the libraries and any issues that arise will be monitored prior to a further phase of re-opening to restore the opening hours to pre-Covid restrictions levels.
Herefordshire Library Service has worked with the relevant other Council Departments to ensure due process is followed to provide the service in a manner that is safe for staff and customers.
Contact: Jon Chedgzoy, Museum, Libraries and Archieves Manager Email: email@example.com.
Publication date: 23/07/2021
Date of decision: 22/07/2021