Click And Collect Your Books: Parkes Shire Library launched its new Click and Collect service on Monday making borrowing library books a breeze. While libraries remain temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 restrictions, they are permitted to operate a click and collect service with library materials collected outside the library.
“For the safety of our staff and members, we have implemented a range of control measures including correct hand hygiene to be maintained prior to and after handling items, returned items will be segregated into a dedicated quarantine area and cleaned before being re-shelved, and physical distancing will be strictly observed during the collection and delivery process,” said Manager Cultural Education & Library Services, Kerryn Jones. To borrow library items go to www.parkes.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/parkes-shire-libraries/what-can-you-borrow/
Library staff will contact you by phone when your reservations are ready to be collected. You can collect your items at the front door of your local branch library – Parkes, Peak Hill, Trundle or Tullamore branches.
No Changes To Hospital Visitors: Visitor restrictions continue to apply to all hospitals and multipurpose services in the Western NSW Local Health District (WNSWLHD).
• One visitor per patient at any time.
• Maximum of two visitors per person per day for residents in MPS facilities.
• All visitors undergo temperature testing and screening on arrival.
• All visitors to residents of MPS facilities must show they have received a 2020 influenza vaccine.
• Children under the age of 18 cannot visit.
Fire and Rescue Open Day: In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Fire and Rescue NSW moved their 2020 Open Day online for this week via Facebook until tomorrow, Saturday 23 May. Firefighters will walk you through how to check your smoke alarms and help you come up with a fire escape plan via Facebook. As Winter is the time when there’s an increase in residential house fire related fatalities, it is important residents remember to be careful when using heaters and fireplaces and electric blankets.
Visit www.fire.nsw.gov.au, or the Fire and Rescue NSW Facebook page or search for the Parkes station on Facebook.
Blood Donations ‘Essential’: Donate now. Blood donors are needed now more than ever with 800 cancellations per day nationally and blood products shortages are potentially going to be a reality. Make an appointment online or call 13 14 95.