Queens Hall & Library Opening

Published: 18 March 2020

So far there is no requirement for public buildings to close – although this is looking ever more likely as each day passes. Therefore for the moment the Queens Hall and Library are still open and we ask that all users take into consideration their own personal circumstances when using the building in the coming weeks. We would ask members of the public not to put others at risk.

· If you or any member of your household have a new cough or fever over 37.8 centigrade please stay away from the Queens Hall and Library for 14 days

· If you are exposed to somebody who has tested positive for COVID 19, and has not been given the all clear, or they are self-isolating within the same household, then please stay away for 14 days.

The Parish Council will continue to monitor the day-to-day situation and accepts that decisions may need to be taken with little or very short notice. Meanwhile events and activities at the Queens Hall and Library will be run at the discretion of the organisers, and the Parish Council will not be seeking to charge for any cancelled bookings. The regular library groups Tuneful Tuesdays, Tiny Rhymers and Knitting have all been suspended with immediate effect. This is on the recommendation of Bradford Council but the organisers themselves have taken this action to protect everyone involved.

We have purchased (but not yet installed) hand sanitisers which will go at the front doors of both the Queens Hall and Library (note these will be securely mounted and not the easily pocketable variety). At the same time we have increased the cleaning of doorknobs, handles and common work surfaces at the Queens Hall and Library. But this is not the same as a full clean of all books and equipment. The library does have a few bottles of hand sanitizer and requests that all people entering the library either wash their hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer before using the services within the library.

The Parish Council has also cancelled the regular Wednesday morning public drop in sessions at the Parish Council offices, but of course we are still contactable over the phone and via e-mail

If you know anyone who is vulnerable who does not want to go out but would like some books taking out or returning, please ask for this to be included when you join the buddy scheme.