Eccles Library and Broughton Library are open for bookable Call and Collect Appointments and PC Appointments. Browsing and other services are not permitted and emphasis will continue to be on the safety of our customers and our staff.

Our Books@Home service will also continue to take the library service to people in these difficult circumstances.

Don’t forget, you can also access Borrow Box, the fantastic digital library app that means you can read or listen to their favourite book for free.

Our Schools’ Libraries Service is continuing to support schools by ensuring that books and learning materials are provided for children and teachers remaining in school.

MAPAS will also continue to provide some services with online music lessons.

Salford Museum & Art Gallery and Ordsall Hall are sharing some great content on their social channels.

Our Active Lifestyles Team is offering online classes for patients on exercise referral programmes, helping the most vulnerable stay active in their own homes.

We’re keeping children active through various online classes and activities from SCL School of Dance and Salford Youth Alliance, plus our Schools Sports Team are delivering sessions in schools and online.

Plus our café at Clifton Country Park is open, offering takeaway service for locals using the park in their family bubbles for exercise.

We’re also delighted to be working with colleagues across the NHS, supporting the roll out of the COVID-19 vaccines and rapid testing. Clarendon, Eccles and Irlam & Cadishead Leisure Centres are now all venues for the NHS COVID-19 Vaccination Service and Beesley Green and Wardley Community Centres are also being used as rapid COVID-19 testing centres.

Please do all you can to look after yourself and your family. Stay local and follow local up to date COVID-19 guidance from Salford City Council to help you stay safe.

If you do need any further help, support, advice on lots of different issues that you might be facing at the moment, the Spirit of Salford Helpline has been set up for you to access that help.

The helpline number is 0800 952 1000 and is open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 6pm and Saturday 9am to 1pm.

Our social media channels are continuing to provide some great content during lockdown, so click the links below and make sure you’re following them to keep up to date with all developments.

We’re all in this together. We hope you and your family stay safe and well during this period.

Team SCL

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