UNISON publishes library reopening guidance

Advice for a ‘gradual and phased’ return puts safety first

UNISON has produced new guidance for branches on the safe reopening of libraries, in response to guidance issued today by Libraries Connected on behalf of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).

Aimed primarily at local government branches with library members in England – and for information for those in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland – the guidance includes a library service recovery toolkit.

The union has been involved in discussions with the government and Libraries Connected, and sits on the DCMS COVID-19 recovery libraries working group.