Mayor Tom Tate has revealed the Gold Coast’s libraries and aquatic centres will likely remain closed to the public until at least July.
External return chutes were reopened at Southport, Elanora and Helensvale libraries over the weekend, with Gold Coasters now able to return items to those locations only.
Mayor Tate said locals will be able to pick up books that have been on order from next month, with other library services, like click and collect, to resume from July.
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Mayor Tate said the current restrictions make it impossible to reopen the libraries to the public at this stage.
“We get 200 plus people to various libraries daily, and we just can’t do that with social distancing rules at the moment,” he said.
“As far as libraries being opened, we will watch and wait to see.”
Gold Coast Aquatic Centres will also keep their doors shut to the public at this time.
However, Mayor Tom Tate said elite athletes will be able resume training at the facilities.
See the Mayor’s announcement in the video below: