Library and Anzac Centre join COVID-19 closures

Published: Tuesday, 24 March 2020 at 1:24:13 PM

Albany Public Library and the National Anzac Centre are now closed to the public as the Federal Government tightens restrictions on social distancing to control the COVID-19 pandemic.

Both facilities yesterday joined many local facilities, venues and businesses who have been forced to shut their doors until further notice as the country responds to the current public health crisis.

The Federal Government has implemented social distancing directions that means cultural institutions including libraries, museums, indoor sporting venues and art galleries must remain closed to the public.

Albany Leisure and Aquatic Centre and Vancouver Arts Centre had already closed until further notice from last Friday.

Albany Mayor Dennis Wellington said these closures were about protecting people’s health and safety and the City would continue to follow directives from authorities and implored the community to do the same.

“As this pandemic heightens we must look out for each other and protect each other and that means following the advice and practicing social distancing, it’s in all our best interests,” the Mayor said.

“These are tough times for everyone, it’s not going to be easy and as a City we’ll be doing all we can to keep essential services running and support our community.”

Some City facilities will remain open for now, with staff managing numbers within these buildings such as Albany Regional Day Care, Fossickers Tip Shop, Albany Airport and Albany Visitor Centre,
however these will be reviewed daily as new advice is received.

The public can stay up to date on COVID-19 via the Department of Health website at www.health.gov.au or HealthyWA website at www.healthywa.wa.gov.au.

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