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COVID-19 – Information and Resources

The current advice from the Scottish Government is to:

  • wear a face covering
  • avoid crowded places
  • clean hands and surfaces regularly
  • stay 2m away from other people
  • self-isolate and get tested if you have COVID-19 symptoms
  • download the Protect Scotland app

Since 2nd November, a 5-level system has been in place. 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 continually updating sets of professional guidance for different sectors reopening their libraries including public, school, and academic libraries in Scotland here. This includes the recently updated Scottish Government document that outlines safe workplace guidance for public libraries.

In all cases, CILIPS urges services to make the health and wellbeing of staff and users paramount in either a phased or full re-opening, and full risk assessments should always be undertaken.

While many members will still be working at home for part of the upcoming period, we have put together a bank of resources and information that you might find helpful (find them at the bottom of this page). These include links to online training, resources to help you look after your physical and mental health and fun ideas 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 – if you have any suggestions for useful resources that we could share, or there is anything else we can do to support you please get in touch with us. Take care, stay safe, and we hope to see you again in person soon.


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