All public Libraries ACT branches will be closed to the public and garbage collection times will be changed as part of a shutdown of non-essential city services due to coronavirus.
From Wednesday, all nine Libraries ACT branches and the ACT Heritage Library will close their doors.
Items that are already on loan from the library have had their due dates extended until the end of April. Library chutes will remain open as normal.
A city services spokesman said for community members who needed access to computers and printers, access could be arranged by contacting Libraries ACT.
"Access to these services will only be made available at the Woden, Dickson and Gungahlin branches by pre-arranged bookings," the spokesman said.
Members could still access e-books and other e-resources online. The home library service had also been postponed until further notice.
City Services also reminded people waste collection for red and yellow bins would now begin at 5am. The 7am collection times for green bins remained unchanged.
Container deposit schemes return points across Canberra would operate as normal.
The Mitchell and Mugga resource management centre and the Green Shed would remain open but would not accept cash.
The Gungahlin, Woden and Hall cemeteries and the Norwood Park crematorium were still open for mourners. Funeral services would still be held in the ACT but with a limit of 10 mourners, following restrictions from the federal government.
Places of worship at these cemeteries would be open on a case-by-case basis.
The Canberra Cemeteries head office would be closed.
"For residents in the ACT who have a death in the family, most necessary arrangements with funeral directors, cemeteries and the crematorium can be made over the phone," the City Services spokesman said.
The Domestic Animal Services shelter in Symonston had also been closed until further notice.
Staff would remain at the shelter to care for dogs and allow pet owners to collect their impounded dog if they phoned ahead to Access Canberra. Rangers would continue to respond to call outs.
The Yarralumla Nursery had been closed to the public along with Birrigai outdoor school.
The City Services spokesman said the directorate was working with contractors and suppliers to mitigate delays with infrastructure programs across Canberra.
"This is an active and ongoing conversation, particularly in light of the social distancing requirements recently enforced," the spokesman said.
"Any changes to project timeframes will be communicated with the public once known."
- For information on COVID-19, please go to the federal Health Department's website.
- You can also call the Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080
- If you have serious symptoms, such as difficulty breathing, call Triple Zero (000)
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