The Council’s Customer First premises on Port Street will open its doors from this Monday, operating 9am to 12noon, as the majority of Covid-19 restrictions are lifted for the first time since March 2020.
Libraries will also continue with current opening hours and services until the 14th of August. After this a full re-opening will begin with extended opening hours, reflecting the easing of restrictions and the move Beyond Level 0.
Council Leader, Cllr Scott Farmer said: “While these steps reflect Stirling’s progress in tackling the virus, this is not the end of the pandemic or our battle with it.
“We are taking a phased approach to reopening facilities to protect the public and our staff from a virus that is very much still with us and presents a very clear danger that should not be under estimated.
“So, while these moves will help restore a very welcome degree of normality for us all, we will continue to proceed cautiously as we await further guidance from the Government in the coming days and weeks.”
Depute Leader, Cllr Chris Kane, said: “The announcement confirming the move beyond level 0 will have come as a relief to many but will also have created more questions for others. After living with so many restrictions for so long, it’s hard to imagine life with only a handful remaining, like face coverings indoors and Test & Protect still in operation.
“I would ask for our residents to show their continued patience, and similarly ask everyone with the ability to conduct their business with the Council online to continue to do so, which will give those who can’t extra time and space to access to our facilities in the meantime.”
Visit www.stirling.gov.uk/coronavirus for more information.