Important Information for Home Library Direct Volunteers

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Important Information for Home Library Direct Volunteers


Dear Volunteer,

Hopefully you have already seen our latest volunteer newsletter confirming that all 36 libraries in West Sussex will reopen for browsing from Monday 12 April. This means that, as a Home Library Direct Volunteer, you will now be able to visit your local library to choose books/library items for your customer(s).

As always, the safety of our staff, volunteers and customers remains our priority. Please find below a copy of the revised COVID19 guidance for your volunteer role: 

Further information and a copy of this guidance can also be found on the volunteer webpages. Please make sure that you are up to date with any changes. 

The current government guidance for volunteering  confirms that you can now volunteer outside your home, if you’re at high risk from coronavirus (clinically extremely vulnerable), but you should take extra steps to protect yourself. For example, you should reduce your social interactions and the time you spend in places where you cannot socially distance. It is also still very important that you:

  • continue to follow social distancing advice and minimise contact with others to reduce your chances of catching or spreading the virus.
  • do not volunteer outside your home if you have coronavirus symptoms or if you’ve tested positive for coronavirus.

If you haven’t previously contacted us about resuming your Home Library Direct volunteer role, please let me know before you make any deliveries to your customer(s) so that we can complete your individual risk assessment and send you copies of the new COVID19 guidance.

Thank you so much for your continued support and commitment as a Home Library Direct Volunteer. It really does make such a difference! 

Christine Broggi – Principal Librarian Volunteering

Keep West Sussex Safe