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Status Update - 1st September 2021

Our first consideration is the safety and well-being of our visitors and volunteers.

All libraries are required to carry out health & safety risk assessments, and some have been able to lift Covid-19 restrictions because the size and lay out of their buildings make it safe to do so. But Stannington Library is a small indoor space, and we are therefore keeping some safeguards in place, so that all our customers can feel confident about coming in.

We have screens to separate incoming and outgoing customers, a Track & Trace and hand sanitiser station, lots of signage to help you follow the one-way routes around the bookcases and our front desk area has a safety screen. We are still managing the numbers allowed into the library, so that the space doesn't become overcrowded, as well as making sure that we have lots of windows open so that the library is well ventilated.

From 1 September 2021, we still require you to wear a face covering when you are in the library, and to maintain social distancing. Please continue to use the hand sanitiser before you handle books.

Thanks for helping us to keep the library a safe place for everyone.

STAND was formed in 2013 after Sheffield City Council announced its decision to close sixteen libraries (including Stannington) unless volunteers took them on. STAND was registered as a charity in 2014 and is funded by grants, donations and fund-raising activities. The library is run by a team of dedicated volunteers.