Visitor information service to open in Pyrenees

Published on 14 October 2020

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Pyrenees Shire Council will move to support the recovery of the tourism industry and reopen visitor information centres.

Avoca and Beaufort Resource Centres will open on Friday, October 16 to provide tourist information and resources.

Unfortunately, the State Government’s Roadmap to COVID-Normal does not allow for libraries to reopen in the current stage of Step Three.

The Library section of both resource centres will not be accessible.  Council services such as photocopying will be available, however computer use and browsing the library are not possible.

‘Click and collect’ library loans are still available to the public.

“Council has developed and put in place a COVID-Safe plan to ensure the best protection for our staff and the public,” Council Chief Executive Officer Jim Nolan said.

“Visitors to the resource centres will be asked to follow a number of conditions upon entry to minimise the potential risk of transmission,” Mr Nolan said.

People will be asked to sanitise their hands, wear a face mask, follow social distancing, provide their address details and have their temperature taken. People with a temperature above 38 degrees will not be allowed to enter the building.

The centres will open: Monday to Friday 10am - 4pm and weekend hours will be 10am - 2pm at both locations.

Customer Service in Lawrence Street opened on Monday, October 12, 9am to 4pm.

“We look forward to working with the public as we all adjust to a new way of operating for our services,” Mr Nolan said.

“We also look forward to the State Government’s coronavirus restrictions easing to allow the resumption of full library services,” he said. 

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