Coronavirus update from Telford and Wrekin

From today (Friday 24 July), you must follow the government’s guidelines and wear a face covering in shops, supermarkets, banks, takeaways, on public transport and hospitals.

Additionally, Telford and Wrekin Council are making it mandatory for everyone visiting Telford & Wrekin Libraries to wear a face covering.

Remember to wash or sanitise your hands when putting on, or removing your face covering. Disposable face covers need to be bagged and placed in your waste bin – NOT in your recycling bin! Reusable face coverings should be washed regularly.

Exemptions include young children, people with breathing difficulties and people living with a disability. You can find out more information at this link:

This is for your safety and that of our staff. A face covering may protect others and helps to reduce the spread of coronavirus.

Libraries in Southwater, Wellington, Newport and Oakengates are open but with reduced opening hours.

Here’s a reminder of what you need to know when visiting:
Wear a face covering
Use the hand sanitiser unit at the entrance to each library
↔️ Follow the directional signage for social distancing
Only return, browse & borrow books
Keep your visit to around 15 min, to ensure everyone has a chance to access the service
 The use of public computers, printing, photocopying and all Council First Point services will NOT be available

For more information about Library opening times, click on this link: or email

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