Public places & facilities
Libraries and Museum
The Te Awamutu and Cambridge libraries and Te Awamutu Museum will reopen at Alert Level 2 in stages. From 18 May 2020 in alert level 2 at the libraries;
- The afterhours returns slot at both facilities will be reopened for returns.
- Return dates on all items have been extended and overdue fees waived so residents do not need to rush to return library books.
- When returning library books, residents should keep at least 2 metres distance between themselves and others.
- All items returned will be quarantined for 72 hours to minimise the risk of Covid-19 transmission.
- A call and collect service will be available. Library users can call Cambridge Library on 07 823 3838 or Te Awamutu Library on 07 872 0055 and pre-book a collection time.
- During this time, both libraries will remain shut to the general public.
Both the Cambridge and Te Awamutu libraries will reopen on 25 May 2020 from 9am-5pm on weekdays.
After this date;
- A maximum of 50 people will be allowed in the Te Awamutu library and 30 in the Cambridge library at any one time.
- This will operate on a one in one out policy and library users will have a maximum of 20 minutes inside the facility.
- All library users must sign a register before entering the building for contact tracing purposes.
- Hand sanitising stations will be set up at both entrances.
- Magazines, newspapers and computer terminals will not be available and library users won’t be able to sit and study in the library.
- Any residents in need of assistance should speak to library staff.
- Regular fees and charges on e-Resources will resume from 28 May.
The Te Awamutu Museum will reopen on the 25 May 2020. Prior to that;
- During the first week at this alert level, Museum staff will set-up the premises to allow for physical distancing to take place.
- Thereafter, the Museum will open its doors to the public from 10am – 4pm on weekdays.
- A maximum of 20 people will be allowed into the building at any one time and the facility will operate on a one in one out policy.
- There will also be restrictions in place on the number of people allowed in each gallery.
- Museum goers will need to sign a register to enter the facility for contact tracing purposes.
- No programmes or events will be held during alert level 2.
- A hand sanitising station will be set up at the entrance.
- Schools are encouraged to contact the Museum on 07 872 0085 or via email on email@example.com to discuss available education resources and other education programme delivery options.
- Researchers are encouraged to contact the Museum 07 8720085 firstname.lastname@example.org regarding options for processing enquiries.
Te Awamutu Event Centre
GoWaipa, which operates the Te Awamutu Events Centre, including Livingstone Aquatics, Club Waipa, Swim Waipa, café and ASB Stadium, has announced it will reopen the gym and stadium at alert level 2 with restrictions in place. However, Livingston Aquatics will remain shut until further notice.
Head to www.gowaipa.com for more information.
All public toilets in Waipā will be reopened.