COVID-19 information for NSW public libraries

6 August 2020

Premier Gladys Berejiklian has announced that NSW libraries can reopen from 1 June 2020.

The NSW Legislation website has links to the COVID-19 legislation including public health orders.  

Under public health orders, you must have a COVID-19 Safety Plan for how your library will keep your customers and workers safe.

A COVID-19 Safety Plan is available for libraries. The webpage includes details on what should be included in your plan and a downloadable template for use. You may need to update the plan in the future, as restrictions and advice changes - you can make changes to the plan or you can choose to download and create a new version of the plan.

See also the FAQs from the Office of Local Government.

Further information

Keep up to date with information about COVID-19 from the NSW government website.

Visit NSW Health for signage, posters and other resources in languages other than English about:

  • who to call  - available in 36 languages
  • stopping the spread - available in 20 languages
  • hygiene and handwashing
  • protection and physical distancing.

Safe Work Australia provides extensive COVID-19 information including information about:

See the ALIA website for information about the current arrangement for virtual library storytimes during the COVID-19 outbreak.