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COVID-19 – Information and Resources

The current advice from the Scottish Government is still to Stay safe, protect others, save lives through a variety of actions to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus.

On 2nd November, a 5-level system was introduced. These COVID protection levels set out measures that may be applied locally or nationally depending on the prevalence of the virus across Scotland. You can read more about this here and check COVID protection levels by area here.

We are updating sets of professional guidance for different sectors reopening their libraries including public, school, and academic libraries in Scotland here. This includes the recently published Scottish Government document that outlines safe workplace guidance for public libraries.

In all cases, CILIPS urges services to wait until they can ensure the health and wellbeing of staff and users before attempting a phased or full re-opening and full risk assessments should be undertaken.

While many members will still be working at home for the upcoming period, we have put together a bank of resources and information that you might find helpful. These include links to things you can do at home such as online training that you might undertake to keep up your professional development while you can no longer attend in-person conferences and events, resources to help you look after your physical and mental health while social distancing, and fun things you can do to keep busy.

You can view a list of all our Online Learning sessions for members here. Our Events page is also regularly updated with upcoming training sessions, workshops and more our members might find useful.

We hope you find the pages below helpful in some way. We’ll be adding more and more as the weeks go on and we’d also love to hear from you if you have any suggestions for useful resources that we could share. Get in touch with us if so. In the meantime, take care and we hope to see you in person at some point in the future.


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