Decision details

Wearing of face coverings inside Libraries and Head of Steam.

Decision Maker: Assistant Director Community Services

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Government guidance on where members of the public will have to wear face coverings has been updated to include libraries and museums from 8 August 2020.

Financial/staffing/health & safety (incl virus transmission risks)/service delivery impacts/other risks and impacts considered:
In line with Government guidance.

Equality Impacts:
Government guidance states that in settings where face coverings are required in England, there are some circumstances, health, age or equality reasons, where people are not expected to wear face coverings.


To implement wearing of face coverings inside Libraries and Head of Steam from 8 August 2020 to adhere to Government guidance.

Reason: To adhere to updated Government guidance to protect public health.

Alternative options considered:

Due to Government guidance that face coverings will be required from 8 August 2020 in libraries and museums, no alternative options were considered.

Publication date: 24/11/2020

Date of decision: 05/08/2020