The transition to being Covid-safe means a quick redesign of our visitor centres.
Visitors to our Forster and Gloucester information centres are noticing a big change as we gradually reopen the Barrington Coast post-Covid19.
Feedback about the changes over the long weekend was positive, with staff and customers feeling confident about getting the best advice in the safest manner.
- Floor space calculations for social distancing means we’ve rearranged some tables, desks and display racks to allow for customer safety. Customers are asked to be patient if they need to wait outside to be admitted in busy periods.
- We’ve also installed desk-top sneeze shields for staff safety and we ask all visitors to sanitise their hands at the hand-wash stations at each entrance.
- Traffic flow has been amended – you’ll see arrows and crosses on the floor – and in the Gloucester office access into the adjoining library is temporarily blocked off.
- Public toilets at these offices will remain closed for the time being but all other services have returned to pre-lockdown levels.
During the initial phase of reopening, our volunteers are not yet permitted to resume their roles, so the visitor information centres at Bulahdelah, Pacific Palms, Taree and Tea Gardens remain closed. We miss our volunteers terribly but this is an essential precaution for the first phase.