Guidance from professional bodies and library services about adapting the workplace and returning to work during the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 General workplace safety risk assessment – CIPD (completed example)
Face coverings: when to wear one and how to make your own – DHSC/Cabinet Office
This guidance mentions wearing face coverings in ‘libraries and public reading rooms’.
We have had word from HEI colleagues that SCONUL has been in touch with the Department for Education (DfE) asking for clarification as to whether this applies to university libraries.
The DfE has clarified that this regulation does not apply to university libraries and that the intention is that the reference to “libraries” applies only to public libraries and public reading rooms in this instance.
This advice was issued based on there being other rules that apply to universities as spaces. For this reason hospital libraries should comply with their Trusts’ face coverings guidance.
Service recovery toolkit – Libraries Connected
Unlocking Libraries: Guidance for Post Lock-Down Reopening – Council for Learning Resources in Colleges (CoLRiC)
Working Safely During Covid-19 – HM Government
COVID-19 Resources for LIS Community – Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE)
COVID-19 and the Global Library Field– International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)
Pandemic Preparedness – American Library Association (ALA)
Best Practice from NHS Libraries
LKS colleagues share their plans and experiences
Swansea Bay Community Health Board
Taunton and Somerset – Siobhan Lindsey