No date yet for library and recycling centre reopenings

Council chiefs say recycling centres and libraries on Anglesey will only reopen when it’s safe to do so.

Last Friday, the Welsh Government gave permission for local authorities to start planning to restart some public services, following the latest review into the Coronavirus lockdown. Most of the Stay at Home measures are still in place.

Anglesey Council said it’s yet to agree on any dates on reopening the household waste disposal centre at Penhesgyn and some libraries – which would be ”centred on strict conditions and social distancing guidelines”.

The new guidelines allow all 22 Welsh councils to ‘use their discretion’ in deciding when its safe to reopen facilities in line with how the outbreak is developing.

Council CEO Annwen Morgan said: ”My officers are developing a cautious and gradual approach to bringing services back to normal over the coming months.”

”However, any decision to reopen our sites or buildings must be right for our island and its communities. The health of residents and our staff will come first and foremost in our thinking and planning.”

On Monday, unlimited outdoor exercise was permitted by the First Minister – as long as residents stay local to their area – while garden centres reopened with social distancing measures in place.

But the council’s leader, Llinos Medi, said it remained clear that Anglesey and the rest of Wales was still under lockdown for at least three more weeks.

She added: ”Be in no doubt – Coronavirus is here in our communities and it is a real threat to our families and loved ones. We cannot let our guard down and I would urge people to stay at home unless absolutely necessary.”

”Ensuring the safety of all concerned will be key before we take a final decision on reopening any of our premises. Stay home, Stay safe, Save lives.”

According to the latest figures from Public Health Wales, 131 cases of the virus have been confirmed on the island – an increase of fifty since 29th April.

Separate figures from the Office of National Statistics reported there were seven registered deaths on Anglesey up to the start of May.

1 comment on “No date yet for library and recycling centre reopenings”

  1. Elisabeth Owen Reply

    We have come this far so no to opening anything be it schools , libraries, recycling centres , public houses /restaurants, cafes , attraction centres, hair salons / beauticians . Please don’t put our lives at risk for a second time by relaxing these sanctions.

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