Covid-19 Safety Information and Guidance

Buckby Library & Hub is still governed by Government Covid safety guidelines and regulations. Please be assured we have carried out risk assessments and taken great care to provide as safe an environment as we can for both our visitors and volunteers.

Please remember TO BE KIND – Buckby Library & Hub is entirely delivered by volunteers from the communities within which you, and we, all reside. Please kindly remember that if we ask you to do something to protect yourself, other visitors or our volunteers in a certain way it is because we feel our own building’s current layout and/or facilities requires it or we have been directed to do so by the Government and/or by West Northamptonshire Council in order for us to keep us all as safe as we can. Thank you.

Face coverings and track and trace requirements

The Government policy for the wearing of face coverings in public places in England is no longer mandatory. However, the advice is for us all to continue to be vigilant so we kindly request masks be worn by visitors, except for those who have an age, health or disability reason for not wearing a face covering.

Whilst it is not mandatory for us to ask visitors to leave their details when entering our building for computer use, browsing or activities we have taken the view to remain vigilant and will continue to ask visitors who have downloaded the NHS Test and Trace app to scan our venue QR code on display at our library entrance or sign in manually.

Book Quarantine Policy

Books returned to the Library will no longer be quarantined for 72 hours [3 days] before being returned to our bookshelves for borrowing.

Computer Use, Printing and Photocopying

Our public computers have been safely distanced to allow two individuals to use them simultaneously. Our volunteers will sanitise each keyboard and mouse after every use. Printing and photocopying is available, please make use of the sanitiser nearby to keep all equipment safe for others.

If you have your own device and wish to only use our WiFi, please continue to observe safe distancing guidelines. The seating, where possible, and table will be sanitised once vacated.

Public Health England Guidance/Advice

For the latest Government advice and guidance: Autumn and Winter Plan 2021 please follow this link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-response-autumn-and-winter-plan-2021?mc_cid=317f47fc50&mc_eid=15f2c8c455