Council offices and Jerilderie Library reopen as COVID-19 restrictions ease
Murrumbidgee Council Mayor Ruth McRae is delighted to announce Council’s offices and the Jerilderie Library will reopen on 1 June 2020.
Cr McRae said it’s terrific that we are able to open our facilities in line with the easing of Government COVID-19 regulations.
“Council’s offices will reopen to the public next week from 9.00 am to 12.00 pm and 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm on weekdays,” Cr McRae said.
“We have strict physical distancing rules in place and ask everyone to pay close attention to these.
“Additionally, for the safety of everyone, our staff will be undertaking extensive cleaning of the facilities throughout the day.
Cr McRae said while people are able to drop in for banking and other administrative reasons, it’s recommended to call in advance if you are wishing to see professional staff as some are still working offsite or from home in line with COVID-19 recommendations.
“Another very important community facility is the library and it’s wonderful that it will also reopen next week.
“Our staff have been busy preparing for the reopening and are really looking forward to assisting our community with all their library needs, she said.
Cr McRae said we’ve implemented some key rules to ensure the safety of staff and library patrons.
“The number of patrons inside the library is limited to five people at a time for a duration of 15 minutes. Additionally, patrons must be over 16 years of age and you must be a member of the library.
“A key support service we operated during the pandemic was the home delivery service for library borrowers.
“Our librarians, Rhonda and Catie, are happy to continue this service if anyone is unable to get to the library or would rather not venture out.
“It’s also great news that councillors will now be able to meet in person again at the Council meetings.
“Unfortunately we are still unable to open the public gallery due to COVID-19 restrictions. However, the public will be able to watch the meetings online as we will continue to livestream them on the Murrumbidgee Council Facebook page.
“The next meeting will be an Extraordinary Council Meeting on Wednesday 10 June in Jerilderie to consider the draft 2020-2024 Operational Plan and Delivery Program, which includes the budget.
Cr McRae thanked the community for their patience and understanding and said she looks forward to more facilities and business houses opening as life returns to some degree of normality.
“This is very much dependent on keeping COVID-19 out of our community, so it is vital that we all practice physical distancing, personal hygiene, download the COVIDSafe app and get tested if we have symptoms,” she said.
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