National Lockdown Guidance

Hope you all had a good rest during the holidays. Happy New Year.

Following the PM’s speech, national guidance was published shortly afterwards: NationalLockdownGuidance.pdf (

“Libraries can also remain open to provide access to IT and digital services – for example for people who do not have it at home – and for click-and-collect services” Page 19.

One of the major announcements also was the closure of schools alongside a change to the shielding arrangements. Important for CMLs to note the latter in particular as this could have some implications for volunteers – particularly those considered clinically extremely vulnerable and who are advised to shield by their GPs/NHS.

Stay safe and will continue to share updates when they become available.

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