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City Services Update #9: Library to re-open

Published: Friday, 15 May 2020 at 12:45:43 PM

COMMUNITY SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

City Services Update #9:
Library to re-open

Updated: 15 May 2020

 

Library goers can rejoice as the Geraldton Regional Library and Mullewa Library re-open their doors on Monday 18 May.

With the state government relaxing current restrictions linked to the current COVID-19 health crisis, both libraries will re-commence with measures in place.

From Monday, the Geraldton Regional Library will operate for the following hours:

  • Monday 1pm – 4pm
  • Tuesday 10am – 4pm
  • Wednesday 1pm-4pm
  • Thursday 10am-4pm
  • Friday 10am-4pm
  • Saturday 10am- 12.30pm
  • Sunday – Closed

There will be measures in place to ensure there is only 20 people at the facility at one time including the use of ‘time of arrival’ slips.

Visits to the library are to be kept to 30 minutes and entry into the facility can be done via the Chapman Road door only. The Marine Terrace entrance will be closed at this time.

Items can be returned without the need to enter the building. Please see returns box located at the Chapman road entrance.

 

The Mullewa Library will be open from 8am to 4pm Monday to Friday.

It is a state government requirement to maintain attendance records for all patrons entering the facility. This will assist Public Health with contact tracing in the event of a positive COVID-19 case.

In order to keep all patrons safe - anyone entering the facility must declare if they have had COVID-19 like symptoms in the last 48 hours and community members are reminded to not enter facilities if they have.

An increased and regular cleaning schedule has been introduced and patrons will still have to maintain social distancing.

Community members are also advised there is a limit of five items borrowed per person.

Public computers will not be available for use but will be reviewed in four weeks.

The Library’s programs such as Rhymetime will remain online until further notice.

Community health and safety has always been, and remains, a top priority for the City of Greater Geraldton as the current health crisis continues to be monitored closely and the situation changes rapidly.

The community is reminded to help stop the spread and keep facilities open by complying with the required restrictions that will be in place at many City facilities.

It’s crucial that in this next step people remain patient and respect the implemented measures to ensure we can get back to normal as quick as possible.

Information will be released in a timely manner as more decisions are made about facilities and services, and there will be updates on the City’s website and social media channels.

 

All changes to City facilities and programming can be found here.

 

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