SWINDON'S libraries and museums will not be opening this weekend.

More time is needed to get everything ready and put new health and safety measures in place.

An exact reopening date is not yet known.

A Swindon Borough Council spokesman said: "As you’ll probably have heard by now, hospitality businesses across Swindon will be reopening this weekend.

"A few bookworms have asked us when we’re reopening our libraries. A bit more work is still needed to ensure they’re completely safe, so they won’t be reopening this weekend.

"This also applies to Lydiard House, Steam Museum and Swindon Museum and Art Gallery.

"Keep an eye on our social media channels as we’ll have further updates soon."