Due to the continued decrease in Covid-19 cases in Rhondda Cynon Taf and in line with Welsh Government guidance RCT Libraries will be implementing Phase 2 and Phase 3 of our recovery plan. These phases are outlined below.
All libraries are now open to the public to allow browsing with the following extra precautions being put into place.
- Order and Collect service.
- A maximum number of borrowers in the library at any one time. The maximum number of borrowers allowed into a library will vary from site to site and this number will be set prior to re-opening.
- All borrowers must wear a face mask (unless medical reasons prevent this) and sanitise their hands upon entering the building.
- Time within the library limited to 30 minutes and borrowers encouraged to use self-service kiosks where available.
- Procedures put in place for staff monitoring of social distancing.
- Perspex screens at points where face to face contact may occur.
- Seating/furniture to be removed
- Library shelving rearranged where possible to encourage social distancing and create one-way systems. If possible different entry and exit points to be used.
- Limited use of community meeting rooms will also be allowed.
- Use of the Reference areas to be allowed by appointment. One-hour sessions to be available and use limited to 2 persons. Any local history materials used to be quarantined for 72 hours.
Please note: As of Monday 17th May ABERDARE, TREORCHY & PONTYPRIDD libraries will return to their pre-Covid 19 opening hours with all other libraries following suit on 14th June.
Opening hours as follows:
Monday – 9am to 6pm
Tuesday – 9am to 7pm
Wednesday – 9am to 6pm
Thursday – 9am to 6pm
Friday – 9am to 5pm
Saturday – 9am to 1pm
Please note all current Covid restrictions to service delivery will continue to apply until further notice.
Further service updates will be advertised when they are available.
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