Following announcements of further easing of restrictions by the Victorian Premier on Sunday 6 December, we are pleased to share changes for libraries, the Heritage Centre and Mobile Libraries in line with Government directions, as summarised below.
Face coverings are no longer required to be worn by visitors or staff. However, per government directives, face coverings must be carried when leaving home and be worn when physical distancing cannot be maintained. See the Victorian Government COVIDSafe Summer requirements here.
Quarantining of library items ceased
Following the success of the Victorian response to COVID-19, we will be ceasing the quarantine of collection items as a step towards a COVIDSafe Summer. The removal of the quarantine will mean that collection items will become available for borrowing sooner and we thank our members for their patience over the last 6 months.
Visitor capacity limits
We are currently reviewing our visitor limits, and will share any changes as soon as we can. For now, the existing visitor limits apply.
Library visit time limits
Library visit time limits remain at 2 hours, except in times of high demand.
For further information about our library services at this time, including an overview of capacity limits in each branch and mobile library, please visit our Coronavirus information page.
The health and safety of staff and the broader community continues to be our priority, and we thank you for your cooperation and understanding as we navigate this period.
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Following announcements from the Victoria Government, face masks will be mandatory inside libraries from 5pm, 31 December 2020.
Further changes will come into effect at libraries during January 2021, as COVID-19 restrictions are eased.
As we approach the end of the year, we'd like to share upcoming changes to our times and days of operations with our communities.
After 14 years as CEO of Geelong Regional Libraries, Patti Manolis OAM will be stepping down from the role at the end of March 2021.
The GRLC is pleased to welcome a number of new members, as well as some experienced familiar faces, to its Board.
The Queenscliff Library will open on Wednesday 2 December at 18 Hesse Street.