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Pool and Library closed

20 Mar 2020

Pool and Library closed

We have temporarily closed the Olympic Pool Complex and HB Williams Memorial Library in the wake of COVID-19

Chief executive Nedine Thatcher-Swann said the move, effective from close of business Friday was made to keep staff and community safe.

“We cannot ensure that social distancing of at least one metre between people is maintained at either the pool or the library and want to minimise the risk of spread in our community.”

The library is working through ways to continue to serve readers. In the interim there will be no fines for overdue books. Staff at both the pool and library will continue to work.

The closure comes on the back of Council closing the War Memorial Theatre and Lawson Field Theatre earlier this week.

The theatres, pool and library are closed until the end of May, a decision which will be reviewed monthly.

There are currently no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Tairawhiti region.