Following the Prime Minister’s recent announcement in the House of Commons, the government has published the ‘COVID-19 Response – Spring 2021’, setting out the roadmap out of the current lockdown for England. The Roadmap has been informed by the latest scientific evidence and seeks a balance between our key social and economic priorities, whilst preserving the health and safety of the country.
You will see from the document it says the roadmap’s hope is for libraries to be permitted to reopen their doors in Step 2 (eg for browsing) – earliest date would be April 12. But this is based on caveats about the infection data being right to do so when the position is reviewed the week before.
Hopefully we can have discussions around this at our our next monthly Network Meeting to be held on 11th of March 2021 @ 10.30am. Our guest speaker at this meeting is Sarah Mears, Libraries Connected. The Meeting will be chaired by Richard Fowler, trustee of the Network. You can book a place at the meeting HERE.