Following a number of staff being notified as close contacts of a positive case of COVID-19, Walsall Council Lichfield Street Hub (Walsall Library) will be closed, until at least Tuesday 27 July 2021.
The council’s public health and environmental health teams have been alerted, and the library is closing to undergo a deep clean and while staff self-isolate.
Walsall Council Director of Public Health Stephen Gunther said:
"Over the next few days we will endeavour to contact visitors who have been at the library over the past week, although there is no suggestion they will have been in close contact.
“At this current time they do not need to self-isolate unless they are displaying COVID-19 symptoms (a high temperature, new persistent cough, loss of taste or smell) or are contacted by NHS Track and Trace team and told to do so.
“COVID-secure guidelines continue to be in place at Walsall libraries which will ensure there is minimal risk to others as a result of this. This includes regular cleaning, staff protocols such as frequent hand washing and social distancing.”
The library will remain closed until Tuesday 27 July at the earliest. Updates around the reopening of the Lichfield Street Hub will be available on the council’s Newsroom, Facebook and Twitter.
All other Walsall libraries remain open as normal (Darlaston Library remains closed for refurbishment until the autumn). We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.